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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
Seanbmc
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Jeep pulling/ smell

As I was finishing up a road trip yesterday and nearing home we began to smell a burning smell in the jeep. My buddy described it as electrical or rubbing. Shortly after when I braked for a stop light the jeep loosely pulled to the right. It happened again at the next light. I thought it was a flat. I was close to home so I rolled home slowly.

No flat tire, I could not find/see anything wrong. Strong burning smell from front right side around the tire. Stronger underneath than in the engine compartment.

Any ideas what's going on or what I can look for?

Sean

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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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Sounds like a sticking caliper?
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:02 AM   #3
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Should I replace them? Or is there an easier fix?
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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Id recommend investigating the caliper b4 rplacing! Could be anything...
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:13 AM   #5
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Check pads are there, check wheel bearings, check caliper acton. Then see if u can see rubbing areas...
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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That happened on my fiancee's camry once, a strut broke and was rubbing against the tire. It could literally be anything... just look around, if you don't see anything do a short drive then feel around with your hand for heat, or use a small misting bottle (like water sprayer) to hit probable areas and see where the water insta-boils.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the input everyone. I'll get out there and see if I can figure it out today!
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