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Rear wheels/axle Hot smell coming from back end. Hubs are to hot to touch for more than a few seconds. Can I drive it to the dealership 20 miles away?

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Sounds like the brakes are being applied. I would suggest you have it towed as a fire could result from driving it.

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It sound like there may be a small leak in the cooling system. You can check this by pressurizing the cooling system. You can buy a pressure checker for about 100 dollars. It will usually show up leaks that are small because you can pressurize the system cold and it won't evaporate.

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SOURCE: 2006 chrysler pacifica-wheel hubs burning hot

The problem might have already been there,the steel wheels are making it noticeable,because they don`t cool down as quick.Most likely is the calipers sticking,or you have a set of high dollar brake pads on the vehicle,and they are heating the rotors up.The high dollar pads are a very hard composite pad witch produce a lot of friction,and heat as a sort of side affect.

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You may have wear down brake pads at front wheels. Please check front brake pads, check your maintenance histories. If they wear down, it is time to replace with new ones. Do not wait any longer.

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you may have lost the main drive belt under the hood,serpentine belt} that would explain the hot air coming from vents,is it overheating? look to insure the drive belts on,with engine off. if the drive belts on,you may have a locked engine component,such as altenator,power steering unit,water pump pulley,idler pulley,the only way to tell for sure is to remove the serpentine belt and hand turn each pulley to insure they turn manually. suggest you do that. the burning smell may be coming from your main{serpentine}belt trying to turn on a locked pulley. thank you for choosing!

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the wheel bearings are going out if thay are now starting to heat up you need to replace them. but you can first jack up the front end ( both sides off ground together) get a long( 8' or better) 2 x 4 and place under wheel on ground andput presure on tire up wad and the tie sould move in a good bearing but if tire moves aound like its lose then it needs replaced

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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A truck or SUV with a four-wheel drive suspension uses locking hubs on the front wheels to engage or disengage the front axle shafts from the hubs. This way, you can drive the truck normally with just rear-wheel drive, or engage four-wheel drive mode when you want to drive off-road. These hubs can wear out, and one improvement is to install a set of Warn hubs. Installing a set of Warn hubs takes about an hour.
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