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I HAVE A . WHILE DRIVING INTO WORK THIS MORNING, MY STEERING WHEEL STARTING SHAKING AND I SMELLED SMOKE. AS DECREASED SPEED, SHAKING SLOWED DOWN. ANY IDEAS WHAT PROBLEM COULD BE?

2003 Ford Expedition • 215,000 miles

I have a 2003 ford expedition. While driving into work this morning, my steering wheel starting shaking and I smelled smoke. As decreased speed, shaking slowed down. Any ideas what problem could be?
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Bev22ans
November 16, 2011.



Sounds like a sticking brake caliper. Stop on a small incline, shift to neutral, release the brake, and the vehicle should creep downhill on its own. If it doesn't, a brake caliper or rear parking brake cable is sticking. Ford has had a lot of problems with both in the past although they seem to finally have improved their brake caliper design.

Caradiodoc
Nov 16, 2011.