Mechanics

SMOKE AND SMELL

1997 Ford Escort

Smells problem
1997 Ford Escort Engine Size unknown Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

Yesterday my diesel 55 Ford Escort van started really smelling badly of burning rubber, I experienced a loss of power even with the excellorator down to the floor, when I reached my destination smoke was pouring out of the left front wheel trims and was extremely hot.

I would appreciate it if you could tell me the cause and will it be expensive to repair?

Many thanks
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LesleyGreenwood
March 16, 2008.



It sounds like you may have a frozen brake calipre, jack the front off the ground and see if the wheel turns, spins. Get back with findings.

Merlin2021
Mar 16, 2008.