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Right front wheel/disc brake? heat up

I have 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport. New brakes within the last 8 months. Right front wheel (disc brake?) heats up sometimes after even a short trip of under 50 miles (twice). It does not happen all the time. It smells like wheel is ready to catch fire and it has smoked alittle (turned off vehicle and hosed down the wheel - steaming disc brake). Took it to repair shop and everything checked out ok but they said the brake line might have collapsed and made the brake pads close and heat up. They recommended replacing brake lines if it happens again. Could it be a wheel bearing? Thank you for your help and advise.

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  • jedwards56 Nov 15, 2008

    Thank you Triple T Auto..I will get those hoses replaced asap. The repair shop I took it to said probably best to replace both lines on the front. Thanks again for helping a senior citizen and vet.

  • rbarstow274 Nov 25, 2008

    I have a 2001 4x4 Quad cab, replaced pads and rotors approx. 500 miles ago with no problems 'till now... same thing RF brakes occasionally sticking and heating up really bad! Did you change your hoses and has it cured the problem...? Russ (rbarstow274@comcast.net)

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Most likely a brake line causing problem. it is either the rubber hose or caliper sticking. the rubber hose will collapse and cause pressure to stay on the caliper

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