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Brakes smelling like burning wires

Its happended twice now. First I thought it was wires but then I found out my ebrake didnt get completly poped. SO it was riding the break while I drove and it smelled like burning wires. But now its doing it again and I havent even used the ebrake and its been a couple weeks since the first time

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It is possible that one of the brake cables is rusty and it did not release completely. You could also have an excessive amount of brake dust inside the rear drums.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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