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Smoke, bad smell and slow acceleration on left front wheel

I have a 1994 Buick Lesabre. We replaced the brakes, rotor and caliper and now the left front wheel on occasion starts smoking, gets really hot and smells horrible. When this is happening, the car doesn't pick up speed very well. When I pull over for 5 or ten min. and then try to drive again it works just fine. Not sure what the problem is and since it doesn't happen all the time, the mechanic can't seem to find the problem. Any ideas? Need help!

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  • dreaminbrown Feb 24, 2009

    yes. it does

  • dreaminbrown Feb 24, 2009

    no lights came on. Not even the lights for when i need to get the breaks checked.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    does that have abs brakes ?

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Is the abs light on ? if so go down to autozone and have them scan the codes it's free

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Feb 24, 2009

    thanks for the lousy rating... good luck with your brake problem

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