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My car starts braking by itself, then starts smelling like an electrical fire, then smoke comes out of the front passenger tire?

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  • erin_aldape Sep 09, 2009

    when I am driving I smell something hot, then pull over and smoke is coming out of right front tire. The car also does not move forward in neutral, then after a few minutes it corrects itself.

  • Superbovine May 11, 2010

    Check your right front caliper for seizing (place both front wheels in the air, see if the right side is harder to turn than the left).

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In this case, it sounds a lot like you have a stuck caliper. I would recommend replacing the caliper, the rotor, and the brake pads, simply because the pads have gotten so hot and have been subject to so much hard friction, they've most likely worn down pretty well and are heat checked. The rotor on that side should probably be replaced as well, considering it's probably pretty heat-checked by now. I'm pretty confident that this should solve your problem.

I hope this helps and let me know if you need anything else! :)

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