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Old 03-29-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hey all - Quick question. On my way home from work I smelled something and when I parked I did a sniff around the Jeep. It was coming from the passenger rear wheel and the wheel was very hot. Has anyone ever had a brake sticking/dragging issue?

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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Was the center of the wheel hot, because that's a sure sign of your wheel bearing going bad. Might want to have that checked before they seize up.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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I never had it happen but I pulled up next to a dork driving some sort of a European convertable with his rear passenger tire on fire. I tried telling him but he looked annoyed that I interrupted his cell conversation. So I giggled and drove away.

You need to find out what is creating the heat and get it fixed. Brakes create very high heat if they are sticking.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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No it had that hot brake smell and the whole wheel was hot. I dont think it is a wheel bearing. I will pull the wheel off tomorrow. I was just wondering if this a common or sorta common problem.

Haha my son had to put the guy under the chair thing! Sorry about that.
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