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Old 07-29-2013, 10:16 PM
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I have an 04 Ram QC 4x4. My passenger rear axle housing is hot to the touch after sitting about an hour. The rim is also burning to the touch. I get a burning smell too, either rubber or electrical smelling. The other axle is cool to the touch and the rim is warm, but not burning. I haven't used my e-brake in a while s that's not locked up. Any suggestions?

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Check the brake for signs of wear, that's the first thing.

Beyond that, maybe check diff. fluid level...
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I'd suggest checking for a brake dragging or bad wheel bearing. Jack the wheel up and spin the tire by hand. If it's the brake you should be able to feel drag on the wheel that most times will vary as the wheel is turned since most rotors or drums will have a high spot. Usually, a dragging brake will discolor (as in blue versus shiny) the rotor surface. If it's the bearing, it will usually make a steady grinding noise. Good luck, Lobo.
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