04 alero front brakes get hot why?

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This could be for a few reasons, but if they are getting hot without you applying them, I would suggest that they are sticking and causing the pads to rub on the discs, or if they are drum brakes, the shoes on the drums.

If they are only getting hot as a result of using the brakes, I would suggest checking that the brakes are balanced properly, and that the front brakes are not doing all of the work/ or that the back brakes are working at all.
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How do you remove the brake pads only ON A 2001 ALERO?

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Is an 04 Oldsmobile alero ethanol capable?

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