This is my first post, although I often read this forum. Always learn something.
Driving my '95 YJ yesterday, top off, in the sun, loving life. Gradually I notice the engine is struggling a bit, and there's an acrid hot-metal smell. Slow-rolling in neutral, the Jeep stops on a dime like I've stepepd on the brake pedal. Now it's pulling sharply to the right at the slightest press of the brakes, and the funky smell is bad and getting worse. Oh, crap...the brakes are stuck! I drive, slowly and terrified, to my tire shop that also does tuneups and brake jobs, and leave the Jeep there with a full description of the problem. First thing next morning, shop guy calls and says they cannot reproduce the problem. Brakes are working fine. Furthermore, he says he took off the wheels, and the brake pads show no sign of overheating: no glaze, no hot spots, rotors look good. I go the shop, fire up the Jeep, sure enough, everything's perfect. I cannot express my frustration.
Has anyone had this problem, or can share there first thoughts on this weird brake thing? Now I'm nervous about driving the Jeep.
Please advise and thanks from Atlanta.