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SOURCE: smells like brakes are burning

Have you ever changed Brake fluid?
1-After flushing out entire system, Flush out the newly changed calipers. throughly
2-Make sure the pistons on Calipers can move in and out easily by using brake clamp to check.
3- If you don't have pistons moved smoothly then you have bad calipers causing locked up then brake pad burning.

Hope this can help.

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SOURCE: I have a 1997 Jimmy. I smelled rubber burning,

Just an idler, probably has a frozen bearing, you will need to get it repaired.

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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