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Unread 08-03-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Smoke Burnt Rubber Smell from Brake?

Just got home from concerting and an errand
to feel the car acting weird and when I got out
I smelled that burnt rubber smell and smoke from
my front passenger tire.

This happened to my husband's Ford F-350,
same side. Took the tire off and rust came out.
I'm waiting for mine to cool down before I touch it.
But the rotor looks fine from the outside.

I'm guessing rusty stuff got in it? Like it did with
my husband's truck. We had a pretty hard rain the
other night I hadn't driven it since Friday.

Why Why Why does that happen?

The rotors and pads were put on August last year.
I've only put on maybe 3k miles if not even.

I am sure with all the construction stuff gets in
the wells from the construction that is going on.

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Unread 08-03-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Dirt and crud won't really do that. If the Jeep was driving weird, do you mean it felt... sluggish? My guess is that the caliper is dragging for some reason. If so, that would create enough drag to effect drive ability. Remember, despite what the press told you during the "Toyota Incident", your vehicle's brakes are strong enough to stop the vehicle even under full load acceleration. So, I would get that wheel off right away and go over those brakes real good before driving it again. The "rusty" stuff in the rim could very well be burnt brake material.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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We just got back in from taking the tire off and rotating the rotor around. It moved freely.
There has been so much construction, rain and I was on gravel road the other day. Dust
and stuff may have gotten up there. So we cleaned everything off and looked at the other
tires. The other Driver side rims were quite dirty. So who knows. I took it out for a car wash
and then check it and it seems fine. Then drove off to home going really fast. When I got
home I checked again and no smell, no smoke and clean.

When this happened to my husband there was a rock stuck in his. Since then he hasn't had
any issues.

So hopefully I won't either.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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Good, you got lucky..

When you have time, I would still check the pads on both sides. Make sure they are the same thickness and all. Also make sure they are moving freely in the guides. Pads float, meaning that a rock could have gotten lodged in the grove when braking and locked the pad up. Trust me when I say I really think the smoke and smell you got was a roasting pad..
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Unread 08-03-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
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Yeah the thickness were the same and it didn't chew up the pads or the rotors. Your right, roasting for sure on a hot day.
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