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overheating hub?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by K2e2vin, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I don't know if the pad is dragging, or what. The boot was ripped but patched(grease looks to be leaking) My car makes a loud squealing noise when turning a little, not all the time though. I can smell burning grease. Anyways, the wheel gets VERY hot; smoking coming out, etc. would a dried up CV joint do this or is it the brake pad dragging? The other side is fine.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    id check those cvs....when mine finally bit the dust it was not pretty.
     
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    re-fill the boot with grease and wrap it with duct tape

    i've never seen an axle cause burning/hot hubs
    sounds like your caliper is stuck or your brake line is collapsed

    you would need some serious CV friction to make enough heat to warm the hub...
    you sure its not wheel bearings?
    and sort of squeek do you have?
    did you try and wiggle the wheel? up and down/right and left?
     
  4. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    wheel bearing sounds like a good place to start....thats why we keep recked around.
     
  5. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I didn't wiggle the wheel, but on the highway i noticed sometimes the steering wheel vibrates. The squeal is high pitch; sounds like the brake wear indicator(but I have a good amount of pad left). The sound usually comes when turning.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    When this happened to me w/my old civic it was because the caliper had seized. Same symptoms you are describing except the smoke.
     
  7. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Smoke was from some of the grease probably. Alright I really hope its just the brakes.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    well, depress your brake and have a friend tell you if it works . .
     
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    I vote for:
    Axle nut fell off/axle broke, you didn't notice, the wheelbearing went bad, wheel is sitting crooked and making the brakes stick at an angle to the rotor and causing smoke... flashbackxxxxx
    Good luck dude.
     
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