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Over heating brakes in hot weather with a strong smell

A strong smell of brake linings on a Honda Accord 1994 and should wheel nuts on all four wheels be hot to touch after a 30 mile journey in hot weather at approx 50 mph

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When was the last time your brakes where replaced. Your rims can get hot sometimes even on short trips depending on how often you need to use your brakes. But if your pads are low and "burning up" you may want to look into getting them replaced before they cause rotor damage. You will also loose braking performance and loose stopping power.

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