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Q: Brake disc gets very hot during driving.

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The car is only used on rare occasions. This time I noticed on my return that the nearside front wheel disc was extremely hot. Could it be a sticky brake caliper or perhaps a wheel bearing problem?

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi There, You are correct in that a sticking caliper can definitely cause the brake rotor to heat up very quickly, which will eventually cause the rotor to warm as well. This may also be related to a wheel bearing failing, however this will usually produce a bit of a whirring noise that will change with the speed of the vehicle as well as the load put on that particular wheel. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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