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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-11, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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While driving my 1992 Aerostar today, smoke started coming from my divers side front wheel. I actually thought the engine was on fire. It turned out that the smoke was coming from the brake area.The whole wheel was very hot. Is it a brake line leaking? Can a bad wheel cylinder create a lot of smoke? Is it easy to change the brake lines?Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Smoke coming from front wheel

You will have to check why brakes are staying on at that wheel . Could be brake calliper piston sticking , pads not sliding freely , flex hose collapsed inside etc. etc .Case of getting it jacked up and checking out to see what the fault is and fixing . Just to add , check wheel bearing also due to the heat on hub assembly caused by brake , usually cooks grease .
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Thank you very much for the advice. I did see some fluid on the wheel and the level was down about 75%. I am going to tow it to the shop and get it checked. Thanks for the prompt response.I appreciate it very much.
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Glad to help . You could also have run out of pads and piston in calliper popped out / tilted causing fluid leak .
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