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Shaking + Burning Smell

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 06HD BOSS, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Kind of a different question...I was on the way home tonight and all of a sudden it felt and sounded like i had a flat tire, so i pulled into a lot and got out looked around, tires were fine. As i was walking up the passenger side front tire to check it i got a wiff of some sort of burning smell. Got under the truck with a flashlight, no oil or tranny leaks. Got in the truck and went home...the rest of the ride everything was fine. Kind of weird. The plow wasnt on the truck when this happened.
     
  2. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Possible brake hanging up .??? Wheel hub bearing ???
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  3. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Possible brake hanging up ????? Wheel hub bearing ???

    Sorry double post
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I agree with Rich, I think it's a brake caliper hanging up. Happened to me once, ended up replacing a right front caliper in a Walmart parking lot.
     
  5. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Smelt like burnt brakes?

    Pull tires and check, if it gets too hot it can eat the wheel bearing so have a good once over while there.

    Also, carefull not to burn yourself but next time check the temps of the wheels, a hung up brake is very noticeable by temp. If the right front is alot hotter than the left front good indication. :nod:
     
  6. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 398

    Sounds like a stuck caliper to me. Could be a wheel bearing. Try and "wiggle" the tire, if there is any play, it's a wheel bearing/hub assembly. If not and it's getting hot, definitely stuck caliper.
     
  7. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Thanks for all the help guys. Ill look into today
     
  8. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Same thing happened to me this summer and I thought it was the caliper but after checking it, it was fine. Ended up being a rear axel seal. GM axel fluid is grape scented and it smells horrible when it is heated up and burning off. Just wanted to give you a heads up incase it isint the caliper.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No wake and bake for you!