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99 Tahoe almost on fire?

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by bassalive, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. bassalive

    bassalive Rockstar 100 Posts

    On my way back to the cabin this morning I smelt an ungodly stench comin from front.

    Arrived at cabin, and smoke started rollin from the passenger wheel well so I grabbed the hose and started soakin her down.

    it was the front passenger wheel. Almost like a stuck brake or ?. I just put new hubs on both sides 1 year ago/brakes 4 months ago, and being retired I don't drive her alot.

    I was gonna pull the wheel off, but what am I looking for?
  2. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Check the hubs, calipers, bearings, etc. Anything that rotates. My vote is on the caliper. It might have locked up.
  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Pull the wheel and see if the hub/brake turns freely. If not remove the caliper and see if the hub turns freely then, if it does then its the caliper, if not then most likely a hub.

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