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Right front wheel gets hot.

1989 Corvette Coupe standard suspension. When driven a good distance the right front wheel gets hot while the others stay cool. Is the brake caliper sticking? Why? How do I fix it?

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  • lofings Mar 14, 2009

    Replaced rotors, pads and right caliper over winter, first nice day today so gave it a test drive and the problem is still there? Bad brake line? Master Cylinder? Not sure where to go from here? Original caliper pistons were pretty worn. Also mounted new speed bleeders.
    When I bleed the left the right caliper got stiff and when I bleed the right the left seized up but loosened when the car was started. So not sure when the right started sticking again? Thank for any help you ca provide


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It sounds like a classic "hot brake", your caliper is probably stuck depressed on the rotor. You will probably need to replace the caliper and both front rotors as the one that is getting hot is probably warped. They are replaced in pairs. Get the rotors/caliper and do it yourself. It really is a simple task with minimal tools/mechanical expertise. Get a Hanyes repair manual and it will be a breeze and save you $1K.

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