Mechanics

REAR WHEEL VERY HOT ON PASSENGER SIDE

2011 Ford Taurus • 2.5L 4 cylinder AWD Automatic • 99,000 miles

Driver side rear very hot to touch and smells hot to the touch
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5966dcw1
April 23, 2014.




It that wheel is getting really hot and smells, chances are the brake caliper is stuck and not releasing the brakes. Lift the wheel from the ground and secure the vehicle safely. See if you can spin the wheel. If you can't remove the brake caliper and see if it will turn. If it does, chances are the caliper is bad. If you still can not turn the wheel with the caliper removed, check bearing.



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