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Old 04-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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help please

every once in a while i get a bad burning smell and the steering wheel pulls hard to the left. it starts pulling before i smell it usually. its very inconsistent. maybe once or twice a month. today was the worst it has been though. if i hit the breaks it is much worse and i get ripped into the other lane. it almost feels as if the gearing im much lower all the time almost like im in 4L the whole time and i have to give it way more gas. im thinking the left break caliper is sticking. anybody else agree or have a different opinion. thanks

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Old 04-05-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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I agree its calliper, i suggest you fix it before you drive it again. can get very, very hot, like if any fluids leaking it can get catch fire hot. ( this is if you drive it for decent distance.)

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Old 04-05-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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do i need a whole new caliper or can i just grease up this one?
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
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At this point I would replace the caliper and rotor.....
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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You could also take it off and try to rebuild it, depends on how much time and money you want to play with. For most people I would agree with Garyk and replace it as soon as possible, don't keep driving with it like it is.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:44 AM   #6

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CHECK YOUR BRAKE HOSE GOING TO CALIPER ALSO! i had a hose that cracked on the inside,when ya hit the brakes it would pull hard then it would start smelling hot afterwards.the hose would not let the caliper relese after you used the brakes. good luck!
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:49 AM   #7
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be careful... I've seen rims heat up so hot from brakes dragging that just tapping them with my finger to see how hot they were stuck me with a blister.

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