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AutoMD ... 4/26/2014

2001 Volkswagen Passat V6 6 Cyl 2.8L


back right tire (including rim) is too hot to touch after only driving ~ 20 miles and there is a burning smell -

165K miles; only started today and maybe last time i drove it; the burning smell is a rubber/oil type smell; no smoke or other visible burning; only the back right tire; no warning lights; emergency brake was off

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RJS3679 9/21/2014

Right rear brake caliper is most likely seized onto the rotor. Check your brakes and see if the brake pads are worn more on that wheel than the others, if so, you will likely want to replace the brake caliper, carrier, and slide pins.


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