Rear hub overheating on 95 Cirrus

Discussion in 'Cirrus' started by Scott, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    My right rear brake pads suddenly rapidly disintegrated last week.
    They began dragging against the drum even when the brakes weren't

    So, I replaced brakes, drums and springs. I then discovered that the
    rear right wheel was really hot compared to the left the next day
    after driving.

    I thought it must be the bearing, so I replaced the hub/bearing
    assembly, but the problem is still happening.

    There is obviously some friction causing this overheating, but I don't
    know what else it could be? The manual recommended replacing the
    retaining nut when replacing the hub, but no auto parts stores around
    me carry them. Could this be causing my problem? Any other culprits
    to look at?

    Thanks for any advice,

    Scott, Jul 31, 2003
  2. possibly sticky caliper? Perhaps rust got in there?

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Jul 31, 2003
  3. Scott

    Bill Hodgson Guest

    Well, if the rear brakes are "drums", then the "shoes" are too tight.
    If "disc" then the caliper may be sticking as mentioned by another post.

    "Pads" go on disc brakes with "rotors". Shoes" go into "drum" brakes. From
    your post, you've used one from each type so I can't tell which kind of
    brakes you have.

    - Bill
    Bill Hodgson, Aug 1, 2003
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