Join Date: 11th April 2016
Location: North West, UK
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Sticking front calipers?!
On the way back from work in my FN2 and the TPMS came on so I pulled over and saw there was smoke coming from my front left brake. The wheel was hot as well and smelt of burning brakes. I took it easy for the last mile but had reduced braking. When I got home I checked the right wheel and that was warm too. My drive is a combination of dual carriageways and country lanes so the car does get driven a bit hard but I'm not heavy on the brakes as I lift off early and heal and toe downshift as much as I can as well as blip the throttle when downshifting before I hit the brakes as well so I'm quite sure it's not due to my driving. The car had new pads on it when I got it in October but they're only cheap drivetec ones which I had planned to replace anyway.
Going to jack the car up and check it shortly but does anyone have any ideas? Could it be the calipers sticking?
Am I ok to drive it still if I take it easy?
Sorry for all the questions but first time I've managed to cook brakes on a car like this.
I've had stuck calipers on my Lexus in the past but was nothing like this.
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