This morning my fiancÃ©e tells me that she can smell something hot and that the left side wheel was getting very hot after driving. This morning I take it for a short drive and it's not hot. I take it for a longer drive and it gets very hot. I go back home and take the wheel off and the outer brake pad is worn down to the pad depth indicator while the inner one is fine. I just put pads on this car 17,000 miles ago. I try to retract the piston with a large C clamp but no go. With the brake line hooked up, the piston would not go back down. I end up replacing both calipers since they are very cheap in price, the rotors since the one you could tell got very hot, the brake pads, and the rubber brake hoses. She has had this car for almost 80,000 miles and the calipers and brake lines had never been replaced. The left brake line had a small crack in it so I figured I would just replace them even if it wasn't leaking. I get everything back together and while it doesn't get screaming hot like it was, it is still getting warm on that side when the passenger side is cool to the touch. After the car sat for a little while, the caliper was pretty hot and so was the rotor so something is still not right. The car brakes straight. I've been doing brakes for years and while I have experienced a stuck caliper on a previous vehicle, after I replaced the caliper and hose, I didn't have any more problems. So what else should I be looking at that could be causing this slight pad drag? Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.