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Drivers side wheel heats up and smokes with an odor. Took it…

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Drivers side wheel heats...

Drivers side wheel heats up and smokes with an odor. Took it to Pep Boys. Told me they can't find a problem with the brakes. Drove it last night feels like the wheel locks.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?

No. The front wheel is hot to the touch and smokes. Feels like the front wheel is locked.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2008 Dodge Nitro

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Nitro yourself? What have you tried so far?

Took it to Pep Boys, they said there's nothing wrong with it. Jacked up the car. Pressed the brake and released. Hard to turn the wheel but frees up after a while

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No. That's it

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Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago
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did they check the brake caliper anf the brake hose?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Checked the brakes, calipers, rotors,etc.
Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

if the wheels getting hot the brake is staying on I would double check the caliper and the hose...if they cant find the failure change both..its one or the other...if it was anything else like a master cylinder failure both frt wheels would be getting hot

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Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

hope you get it resolved any other questions feel free to ask..and hope you can rate my service 5 star

98 percent of the time this failure is the caliper

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Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

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any luck?

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