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Brakes engage automatically while I am driving slowing me down and there is a burning odor.

The brakes on my Jeep Cherokee seem to engage occassionally. The vehicle slows down and there is burning brake odor.

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All i can suggest is that you probably have a brake hanging up. To check and see which one it is, drive the vehicle and feel (carefully in case its real hot) to see which wheel is hotter than the others. I use a hand held electronic temperature sensor, but you can tell by feel. Rick

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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