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Old 07-28-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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after a 5 hour return trip last week, the roadside wheel on my 16' felt hot - much hotter than the curbside wheel. I took it in for service and they packed the bearings. Now, I had just put new bearings in a month earlier, but they also adjusted the brakes which I thought may have been the problem. Predictably, after a 6 mile drive home, the wheel was hot (no equal heat on opposite tire). Back it goes and this time they installed new brake plates. Today, I pick it up, drive home, and now BOTH wheels seem very hot. By hot, I mean that placing your palm on the wheel between 2 studs is close to burning temperature. Any advice from here would be appreciated. Should I look at the brake controller? Might I have it too high a setting? Why would one wheel not be hot and now is? As much as I hate those moronic emoticons I am tempted here....
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after a 5 hour return trip last week, the roadside wheel on my 16' felt hot - much hotter than the curbside wheel. I took it in for service and they packed the bearings. Now, I had just put new bearings in a month earlier, but they also adjusted the brakes which I thought may have been the problem. Predictably, after a 6 mile drive home, the wheel was hot (no equal heat on opposite tire). Back it goes and this time they installed new brake plates. Today, I pick it up, drive home, and now BOTH wheels seem very hot. By hot, I mean that placing your palm on the wheel between 2 studs is close to burning temperature. Any advice from here would be appreciated. Should I look at the brake controller? Might I have it too high a setting? Why would one wheel not be hot and now is? As much as I hate those moronic emoticons I am tempted here....
Sounds like the service guy is adjusting the brakes too tight. Jack up the wheel and see if you can feel any drag (too tight) from the brake. It sounds like they adjusted both brakes last time you were in. Because it was only happening to one side earlier that would rule out the brake controller. The brakes are all tied to one line from the controller.
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