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post #1 of 5 Old 03-20-2014, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Smells Hot, where to start?

So my new to me 98 ZJ has been great so far. It has high miles (282k) as the PO did alot of traveling between Mass, Maine, and NH. It seems to have been well maintained, I even have some of the service records. All of that aside, I've been noticing that it smells hot sometimes after I drive it.

First let me say, I've yet to drive this thing more than 20 minutes at a time. Mostly I'm driving to work across town or to the store, etc etc. But sometimes even after these short trips I notice that the Jeep smells hot. Mostly I smell it near the passenger side rear. It's not a sweet smell, sort of hard to explain. Just smells like something burning off to me.

Not sure if it's something to be concerned with or not, wanted to get some thoughts about it from you guys.


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post #2 of 5 Old 03-20-2014, 08:17 AM
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At that spot might be a sticking brake. After you drive it for a bit and you smell the smell flick some water on the brakes/components If it boils, especially the rear since they arnt used much on short trips, brakes are sticking.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-20-2014, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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That never even occurred to me, it does have sort of a brake smell to it. I'm not used to having discs in the rear. Will check that out for sure. If the rear brake is dragging, will the Jeep pull to one side like when a front brake drags?

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-20-2014, 08:59 AM
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That never even occurred to me, it does have sort of a brake smell to it. I'm not used to having discs in the rear. Will check that out for sure. If the rear brake is dragging, will the Jeep pull to one side like when a front brake drags?
Maybe gear oil or brakes. Scrutinize the e brake. They are drum style.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-20-2014, 07:14 PM
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Might pull a little but really should be that noticable in the rear if they are dragging. Though your mpg would suffer. You might be able to get it to lock up. Get going about 20 mph hit the brakes good and hard and the rear may slide. Would be a good indication they are sticking.
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