So i hit a slight bumb on my way way home tonight from a indoor soccer game. i hit the bumb with my front right tire and it didnt seem like to big of a problem at that moment.
Later once i had dropped my friend off i noticed that the jeep was pulling to the right a little bit and was dumb founded why.
I later (still on way home) was going down a slight hill and decided to put the car into neutral and see if that had any effect on it. well it did, alot. The car was slowing down as i was trying to coast down a hill? it was slowing down at a rate of me slightly putting my foot on the brake. weird?
i checked and double checked 4wd and parking brakes and everything and when i got home i had smoke coming from my right tire!!!! ahhh
its dark out and couldnt really look at it well so ill take it to my grandpa (mechanic) and see what he thinks is up.
One last thing. i think there must be alot of friction going on in my wheel well cause i touched my wheel and almost burnt my hand it was steaming hot...
Any ideas or comments welcome on what u may think is my problem is greatly appriciated!!
Yea it sounds like your calipers are locked up. Don't drive around like this, your heated up brake will cause the brake fluid to boil making bubbles in your brake line. Then your brakes may stop working. Get it fixed right away.
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Yes, that is defintaely a caliper locked up. Like said, dont drive it. When you get calipers, go ahead and get both sides. If one locked up, the other is probably not far behind it. Also get new brake pads. Lots of parts stores sell calipers with pads already on them, called "loaded" calipers. Also get new rotors. With the one side being cooked, it is probably warped and heat damaged now. And its kinda the calipers, might as well replace both sides.
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X2 on the whole front end break job. Especially if it was hot enough to get the tire that hot. While you are in there check the bearings too (easier to do while you are aleasy in there I don't know if heat would do anything to them but I would judt go over everything) break line too maybe?
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Calipers are a good place to start. Check the pads and rotors while your down there and have everything apart. Remember to bleed the brakes once your done. Might want a buddy when you do it. I think last time I did brakes calipers were 30 per side once you turn your old one in. Pads are 30 for both sides and rotors are about 30 per side. (Advance Auto)
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Down the line a bit...engine swap, the list goes on.
This doesn't mean you necessarily need new calipers. This happened to me a few months ago and I drove home - only about 2 miles from where it happened. I unscrewed the wheel, pulled the caliper and doused it with hi temp disc brake grease. I replaced and lubed the caliper pins, slapped new pads on there while I was at it, and its been humming along just great since.
I did the same thing to the non stuck side to just for symmetry.
ok so i took my tire off and took out the piston and it was kinda locked into the position. so i took it off and lightly sanded the top of it to get some gunk off and re oiled it along with new brake fluid and cleaned the brake pads off. worked great and no problems so far...