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Old 04-11-2010, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by schovil69
Thank you for your response!

While I neglected to mention the rubber brake lines, I had heard that they can cause this. I replaced them in 2001. That being said, I can see that they may have become defective, albeit unlikely.

I drive the car occasionally and everything is fine. It's just that I would think the front wheels would roll more freely.
Well, there shouldn't be any real brake drag, nor should there be any bearing drag that would prevent the wheels from turning w/o a lot of friction.

If you jack up one wheel, remove it and inspect the rotor for having overheated due to the pads rubbing. You can also pry the pads away from the rotor, replace the wheel and see if it improves.

While the wheel is up in the air, see if there's any slop in the wheel bearings, pop a bearing cap and remove the cotter pin, nut, washer and bearing and see if the outer bearing/race is discolored or pitted. See if there's sufficient bearing grease.
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