No announcement yet.

Help ?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Help ?

    Something new issues with backside driver side wheel seems to be overheating smoking some sort of lack of what I am guessing wheel bearing or something .
    I had it looked at and while they told me it was reparied apparently not lost money on said repair .
    any thoughts or advice on getting it fixed ?
    Group of maybe some Jeep guys getting together and working on this issuse .
    Before you comment I'm not afraid to get hands dirty but I'm not a Mechanic by no means I do have what I think is a pretty good shop my own tools and workspace driveway area .
    not looking also to have it done for free just fixed correctly.
    Also not in a Rush as I'll be available in early September before I can even needing work done long Story . TIA for reading .
    I'm also have somewhat of a handicapped in my knees long story about that .
    thanks for reading .

  • #2
    A few questions.
    1) year & model
    2) how long before it starts smoking
    3) smoke only happening when braking
    4) any fluid on the back side of the wheel/tire assembly
    03 TJ X 4.0l std 3.5” Rock Krawler lift w/ adj short arms, 1.25" body lift, QD sway bar links. Rubicon Express trac bars. 1.5" wheel spacers w/ factory 15x8 w/35x12.5R15 BFGs KM2 M/Ts. Custom built rear bumper & tire swing. Poison Spyder ft bumper, Rock Sliders, & Hood Louvers, Drake hood latches, D44s w/ factory lockers w/4.88 gears Synergy Mfg sleeves, C-guests, & OTK steering using JCR & Ruff Stuff Specialties 1 ton steering, rebuilt NP231 w/ 2low kit, JB Conversions wide chain kit, & SYE kit


    • #3
      I think it actually Smokers when I'm driving not braking .
      year model 2009 JKU lots of after market parts .
      The last day I drove it we had to have it towed back home ouch $$ . But got it there Safety.
      Currently parked at home were on Vacation and im not going to worry about it until I return deal with whatever the problem is at that time ( September)
      I'll check back with you then .
      I have quite a bit of tools at home Compressor etc all kinds of stuff .
      Oh no fluids or nothing leaking at all.
      The outside area got extremely hot when I got it to said destination that's the reason I towed it so I wouldn't damage anything .
      here is my cell 210-633-4213


      • Oscar03TJ
        Oscar03TJ commented
        Editing a comment
        I’d say you have a brake caliper binding up and causing the smoke. Block the other axle that isn’t smoking, Jack up the axle that is smoking. Transmission not in gear and no park brake rotate the wheel assembly on each side is one side harder to turn? It’s the side that was smoking? If so that brake caliper is binding. Take the brake caliper off and see if it spins freely.

    • #4
      Thanks I did not think of that . I'll take a look at that and see what's going on with it . Me I'm kinda messed up lower knee issues. But when I can get someone to help me out ( mechanic)
      I suggest that. I'm kinda crippled by lower knee issues. Thanks for your help .


      • #5
        For all those who tried to help with thoughts and what you thought it might be . Turns out it was something completely different. . Jeep back on the road fixed running great .