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Old 09-11-08, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Possible frozen Caliper

So I pull in to my spot last night, get out and smell this god awful burnt smell.

I get out a flashlight and start crawling around my car. I get to the rear driver side wheel and immediately feel heat and the smell is even worse. I know I need new pads very shortly.

would this be frozen or just needing of new pads?

nothing feels like its sticking and my mpg is normal

any thoughts? Car will be garaged this weekend with new pads when its home.
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I had that problem before. Changed out the caliper and never had an issue again.
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It could be an intermittent sticking caliper (which I had) which has less of an effect on mpg, but it definitely sounds like a sticking caliper.
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arright makes sense the passenger seems to be fine
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Sounds like a new caliper is needed. I just had to do the same thing. If they were both replaced at the same time last time, it won't be long before the other side is going to do the same thing. Kind of like only replacing 1 windshield wiper at a time. The other one will be going out soon.
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calipers are original so this should be interesting
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