Mechanics

FRONT WHEEL OVERHEATING

2000 Toyota Van • 178,000 miles

Dear friend, I have a Toyota Regius Wagon model 2000 but of recent, the front wheels started overheating yet I drive a short distance to work.I drive 16km to work and spend the whole day parked. These wheels overheat reaching the extent of generating black smoke on the rims. Every 2 days I wash the car due to the black smoke on the front rims. What could be the problem, it is 2months since I replaced the brake pads. The car is a 2WD. What can I do?
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Biva
May 21, 2013.



Check the caliper pistons for binding. Since problem occurred not long after brake pad replacement, this should be the most probable cause.

Check the slider bolts for binding as well.

KHLow2008
May 21, 2013.