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txinvntr 04-15-2013 05:13 PM

Hot wheel
Left Front wheel and rotor too hot to touch after only about 4 miles. Could it be Brake sticking? Others ok, barely warm.

69 widetrack 04-15-2013 05:18 PM

Then I would say that the brake is sticking...but...there must be a reason...has there been any brake work done recently?, did it happen all of a sudden? How do the brakes feel, spongy peddle, hard peddle soft peddle, pulsating peddle? What happened before the brakes started sticking?


txinvntr 04-15-2013 05:52 PM

Thanx for the quick reply Ray, Before replacing a wheel hub bearing (LF), yesterday on my daily driver, I noticed the hot wheel. Also had a bit of a roar and narrowed it down to the left front wheel bearing. Got it all back together right before dark. After work today, thought I would just run a short errand, and noticed at the first stop, kinda spongy or soft brake, but did ok at all other stops. When I got home ,thought I'd just touch rim and man it was hot, and of course so was the rotor. Also still have a rparing sound when traveling down the road above 40-45, though not as bad as before the wheel bearing swap. May have another bad bearing. 118,00 miles.

69 widetrack 04-15-2013 06:15 PM

It could be another bad bearing and if your getting the assembly that hot it could be cooking the brake fluid giving you a spongy peddle. Does it pull in any one direction with or without the brake being applied, if it does, then a sticky caliper could be a problem. What kind of car is it?


txinvntr 04-15-2013 06:44 PM

This particular car is my get to work and back 2005 Kia Spectra. Did not notice any pull to one side or other. I did notice that the pads will be replaced soon. Not squealing yet, but won't be long. Also, did not go far enough to first stop to heat fluid, I don't think. Maybe 100 yards. I do agree, though, that it could be another bad bearing, even if NEW. I was kinda hoping the bad bearing was on another corner of the car ( I mean the one that might still be causing roar.)

boothboy 04-15-2013 08:40 PM

Does this vehicle have ABS? If so did you open the bleed valve when you collapsed the caliper?

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