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Passenger side front wheel suddenly smoking and stinky.


Eddo Rogue

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As someone who has an ASE in brakes, I echo what everyone else has said. Something is seized, either slide pins (quite common) or the piston itself (slightly less common). Another thing that can cause it is a kinked brake hose, as pressure can get into the caliper but not out. I’ve seen it happen when someone takes the caliper off, and it gets rotated before being put back on, twisting and eventually kinking the hose.
 

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I had a 4.0, but a jeep 4.0. It was on my cherokee
 

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Eddo Rogue

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Crossed threads are tight threads.
I didnt pull the wheels yet but did look around a bit underneath. I though the pin might have fallen out because I did catch sticking way out once....but all the pins were in, they did look pretty cruddy. I dont recall if I greased em up last time, might have just slapped em together.

Anyways I'll probably just replace calipers/lines/rotors etc as needed...both calipers for sure.

Gotta do the fuel pump too, and clean up some wiring....I should start clearing the laundry list a bit...my poor ranger.

Pads come with new pins right?
 

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Pads come with new pins right?
No, unfortunately. You'll have to buy a slide pin kit separately, comes with the pins and boots as well.

If you do replace the calipers, make sure they come with new pins, not all of them do and you may have to buy them separately.
 

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Those things are bulletproof. Probably literally as well.
a buddy ran his 4.0 jeep out of water, way down the beach from where we live. he would drive it till it shut off, than wait for it to cool, drive it till it shut off, wait till it cooled, till he got home. it took a very long time but he made it home. there is no cell service or even park rangers that go way down padre island so if you break down, it could be a bad time
 

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