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Old 09-22-2005, 01:15 AM
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Hot rim on one side

just got home from trailering my boat home, about 100 miles. Went to unload the gear from the boat and smelled something hot. My drivers side rim was too hot to touch, passenger side was cool to the touch. Jacked up the trailer and the drivers side is turnable but doesn't spin freely like the other side does. Sounds like the pads are clamping and have not released all the way.

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Old 09-22-2005, 01:16 AM
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could it be you wheel bearings?
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:39 AM
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I would have the brakes checked and have the bearings repacked just to be sure.
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:57 AM
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just got home from trailering my boat home, about 100 miles. Went to unload the gear from the boat and smelled something hot. My drivers side rim was too hot to touch, passenger side was cool to the touch. Jacked up the trailer and the drivers side is turnable but doesn't spin freely like the other side does. Sounds like the pads are clamping and have not released all the way.

Single axle 2003 PS-197 MC trailer

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So it has calipers (disc brakes) or drum brakes? Check out these links.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/drum-brake.htm

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/disc-brake.htm

Either way, something is out of adjustment or broken causing the brake to remain engaged
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:59 AM
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or is it like this?
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:59 AM
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Bearings feel good, no crunching sound, lots of brake dust on the hot rim. I'm sure it's the caliper not releasing all the way on that wheel.
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:01 AM
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Disc brakes and oil bath hubs.

I can see the oil level is fine.
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:02 AM
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Bearings feel good, no crunching sound, lots of brake dust on the hot rim. I'm sure it's the caliper not releasing all the way on that wheel.
The calipers (disc brakes) should be self adjusting, but it sounds like that is not happening ... you could take the tire off if you want to be sure and it will be visible whether or not the caliper is releasing.
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:54 AM
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now that all you east coast / midwest guys are up out of bed and having coffee ... bump.
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