Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 13:15:27 GMT
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Toasted Brakes?

meld_b wrote: > > My 1998 900S developed a smell last time I drove it and I traced it to > the back wheel that was VERY hot. Is this a common failure mode of the > brakes? Can anyone explain that. I was expecting a grinding or squealing > when they failed. > > Thanks, My previous car, a FIAT Croma once had sticking brakes. At first I thought the car was sluggish and the engine needed servicing, but the lack of power varied. One evening it was very slow, so I stopped the car to have a look. To my surprise, the rear discs were glowing red in the early evening twilight.

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