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MY FRONT DRIVER SIDE WHEEL KEEPS GRETTING VERY HOT ON MY 1.8 WHEN HOT THERE IS SMOKE OR STEAM COMES FROM THIS. I HAVE LOOKED TO SEE IF THE CALIPER IS SEIZED BUT IT IS NOT

1999 Ford Focus • 98,000 miles

My front driver side wheel keeps heating up very quickly
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Viper2774
January 9, 2012.



Check caliper piston its either binding or the brake hose is collasped on that side

Rasmataz
Jan 9, 2012.
The brake is locking up. The next time this happens, open the bleeder screw on the caliper or loosen the steel lines at the master cylinder to see if it releases. If it does, we have to figure out what is trapping the brake fluid. If the caliper doesn't release that way, it could just be the caliper itself that needs to be replaced. Normally both front ones are replaced at the same time to maintain even braking.

Caradiodoc
Jan 10, 2012.