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brake smell for wheel

flyanbrian

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got home today and noticed it smelled like something burning and noticed the smell coming from LR wheel. the wheel was much hotter than the other 3 and it had a burning smell. Wondering if this is a sign that brake caliper is going bad?
 



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I pulled the wheel off and when I smell the caliper I can still smell it. It also looks like some of the paint coating is chipping off the back pad. So I am guessing its the caliper?
 












I replaced the one, test drove, seems fine. gonna still keep an eye on that wheel for a bit
 






You should replace pads in axle sets. If you replaced the LR caliper assy, you should put new pads on the RR.
 






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