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Wheel bearing or brakes!?!?!?!??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NITRO, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. NITRO

    NITRO 1/2 ton status

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    after driving for a while(5 miles) it smells like i have an electric fire goin on. it is coming from the drivers side brake. i think that the caliper is just sticking and lettin the brake get held on just enuff to make friction and heat. or, is it the wheel bearing?? thanx for n e help

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  2. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    I'd put money on the caliper. Also, I would check it soon. I had one stick and it literally ate right through the capliper, rotor, and was a big mess.

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  3. NITRO

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    ill just change both calipers and call it good. and prolly replace the pads too even though they only have about 250 miles on em

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    I'd say caliper also. I just replaced one if mine a few weeks ago. It amazed me how cheap they are, I got a rebuilt one from Autozone for under $20. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Also make sure your rubber brakeline is not plugged. I would have never believed it, but it happened to me. The line was plugged, not letting the fluid pressure release in the caliper. I would say that is a rare problem, but it did happen. Couldnt figure out why it would'nt bleed... danged line was plugged.

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  6. NITRO

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    i just replaced the hoses...but ill check. thanx for the heads up

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    Sounds to me like a bearing If its holden up real hard I can almost guarantee its a bearing and all I can say is DONT DRIVE IT spindles arnt cheap
     
  8. NITRO

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    it isnt makin n e noticable drag. i even took the tire off and i can spin it by hand. and it isnt makin n e noise. just after driving i get out and touch a lug nut and they r hotter than hell and so is the caliper. ill just replace calipers and regrind them i guess /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    One time my caliper was sticking and it was always pull to the right. One night i came home and noticed a smell... looked at the rotor and it was glowing red! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    i just got home from cruzin and touched the rotor and it immediately burnt me. so im gettin new calipers tomorrow.

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    now thats smart. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    goodluck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i just got home from cruzin and touched the rotor and it immediately burnt me. so im gettin new calipers tomorrow.


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    It would be a good ideal to have the rotors checked to make sure they haven't warped from all that heat and maybe have them turned if they are still strait.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i just got home from cruzin and touched the rotor and it immediately burnt me

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    Thats got to suck!
    Now you got a new 454 in and a burnt finger! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif J/K
     
  14. NITRO

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    hey J, if i do this tomorrow, ill give ya a ring. that way i can blame it on some1 other than myself when my wheel falls off /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
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