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have checked just after stopping and the disc is hot on this side, and not on the nearside.
Sounds like your pads are not releaseing on the side that is getting hot, they are constantly rubbing on the disc, which would explain the noise and heat.
A stirp down and clean would solve your problem, as the pads are sticking in their carrier. A common problem on alot of cars with rear disc brakes.
Take the pads out of the carrier and clean it up with a metal file or some rough abrasive paper to remove any corrosion and old brake dust. Also give the edges of the pad where they seat a quick rub down too. Then before refitting give the pads a dab of copper grease where they sit in the carrier. Be carefull not to get it on the disc or pad faces though.
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.
Currently in Mikey's garage:
1996 Mazda MX-3 V6, a 2002 1.2 8v Fiat Punto active (the Wife's!) and a 1998 Suzuki GN 125. Used to own a 2002 Laguna II Dynamique 1.8 16V (Now Sold yey!)