Mechanics

REAR WHEEL

1997 Ford F-150 • V8 4WD Automatic • 283,000 miles

I noticed my rear wheel on my truck smells like something burning and the rim is very hot to touch. What could be causing this?
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Obiteme
February 26, 2011.




Brake stuck /check brakes
if have calipers in rear suspect hose
if drum check brakes and wheel cylinders

BMRFIXIT
Feb 26, 2011.
Ford has always had a huge problem with sticking parking brake cables. That is the place to start. Look at the front end of each rear cable where the cable comes out of the outer casing. If about the first half inch of the cable is shiny or cleaner than the rest of the cable, it is not fully retracted. Flexing the casing will often get the cable to release, otherwise they must be replaced.
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Caradiodoc
Feb 26, 2011.
Thanks guys: )

Tiny
Obiteme
Feb 26, 2011.

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