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I have a 2006 Mazda 6s and I just put on new brake pads, rotors and calipers in the back. After I did the work I drove it and noticed a burning smell and my rotors in the back were very very hot. I am wondering if it’s because I have not loosened up my emergency brake since I have all new parts in the back. I am very stuck and am looking if anyone has an answer. Also my e brake is very stiff.
 

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Thanks. Do you know how I should do that? Would it be inside the car or underneath near the caliper.
 

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Crap, i totally forgot you need to adjust the calipers. The pistons screw back in. You can use a pair of needle nose pliers.
I was just about to post this. Mine were pretty hard to get to rotate in but that likely should do it.
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Above is the tool I have. Super cheap and works for many different models.


Parking brake is adjusted from the rear seating area

Grab from the bottom
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Give a sharp tug
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Grab a 10mm deep socket and a 6" extension to adjust.
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