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    overheating front wheel

    hi

    i just arrived home from work and when i got out my car i noticed my front passenger wheel was smoking

    i touched the alloy and it was hot but behind that was all to hot to touch

    i heard a small noise when i was braking at one point but nothing major

    also i wasn't braking heavily either

    anyone know what this could be?

    thanks
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    Re: overheating front wheel

    Sounds like your brake is binding!

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    if this is the case is this an easy fix or would this need to be put into a garage to get sorted

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    overheating front wheel

    Possibly a seized calliper or might possibly be a seized wheel bearing but you would have noticed the wheel bearing being a big pink fluffy marshmellow before it got to the point of seizing.








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    Depends how mechanically minded you are...and what tools you have.

    Very least would be jack up, confirm that wheel is hard to spin. Then remove wheel, inspect pads and disc for wear, unbolt caliper and remove pads, if this free off the wheel (disc) your problem lies here. Either pads jammed in carrier, so would be hard to remove them. Piston could siezed, sliders on carrier could be siezed, or less likely, flexi can collapse not allowing pressure to escape from caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    Possibly a seized calliper or might possibly be a seized wheel bearing but you would have noticed the wheel bearing being xxxxxxxx before it got to the point if seizing.
    Please mind your language, this is a public forum.

    I agree, siezed caliper stands to reason.
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    overheating front wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Please mind your language, this is a public forum.

    I agree, siezed caliper stands to reason.
    Fair play. I like the edit who ever it was.

    Sorry if my language offended anyone.
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    perfect i'll have a look at it tomorrow and hopefully get it sorted myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    Fair play. I like the edit who ever it was.
    T'was me, I was feeling playful.
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