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Q: Brakes running hot

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My brakes are running hot.

A: Hello, it sounds like there may be somethin...

Hello, it sounds like there may be something locked up in the brake system. Possibly a caliper or wheel cylinder depending on where the brakes are getting hot. I am predicting that you will probably need calipers, rotors and pads. However, I would have a technician from YourMechanic come and perform a brake inspection in person to determine what parts are going to need replacing.

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