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Strange smell when jeep pulls to right or left...

Post  mr.steamy on 9/6/2012, 7:30 am

Kind of embarrassing that I have the last 4 topic starters Embarassed . While driving at any speed, the jeep will pull to either side. Normally I would think I'd need an alignment, but every time after it pulls it creates this awful smell. This just started on Monday. I can't really describe the smell. It's not a burning smell like rubber or anything but more like an "overworked" smell if that makes any sense. Anyways, just thought I'd see if anyone else had this problem. If I can get an idea of what it is I'm going to take it to the dealer as I have a small warranty on the jeep still. Any help appreciated as always.

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Post  CrawlingForward on 9/6/2012, 10:16 am

I'd pretty heartily place my bet on an issue with your brake calipers seizing.

It pulls because it's slowing down one tire and it smells because the brakes are overheating.

After driving for a bit while feeling it, pull off the tire and see if the caliper is oddly warm.

If you've got a warranty, I would definitely have them check it out!

And no worries about asking lots of questions! We all did the same when we first started, and we're happy to pass it along!


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Post  mr.steamy on 9/6/2012, 10:20 am

Thanks! I do have a warranty so I will get it checked out. Thanks again!
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