DRIVER SIDE WHEEL KEEPS GETTING VERY HOT

  • Tiny
  • viper2774
  • 1999 Ford Focus
  • 98,000 miles

My front driver side wheel keeps getting very hot on my ford focus 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.

Front driver side wheel keeps heating up very quickly

Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 11:20 AM

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  • caradiodoc
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  • 25,308 posts

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.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 12:19 AM

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