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I have a 2002 Explorer and the Left Rear rim gets to hot to touch it aswell as a smell that is hard to describe. Have had the rear wheel bearings changed 3 times in the last year for Premature failure aswell as the rear control arms and ball joints. Any Idea as to what would cause this and how do I prevent it from reoccuring. Thank You

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Your brake caliper is sticking. If you do your own brakes, get a set of new pads and replace them, while you are at it pull the caliper apart and lube up the pins, we have had good luck using the anti-squeal brake grease on them, but you may find something better. My mom's montero did this after they lived in Colorado for a year, the road salts and mag chloride that they apply for snow are very hard on the undersides of your vehicle.

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