I should also add when I left my hands off the wheel on straight road at 30mph, the car seems to track fine...
Bearing is easy to check it's just a matter of jacking it up and checking for movement in the wheels, however a bearing wouldn't cause excess heat after driving as you describe this can only really be caused by a stuck caliper.gabrielwong1991 said:Bad bearing is easy to check, is it just jack up the car and give the wheel a shake? I didnt hear any noise coming out the car when turning..
If i going to change the caliper, do i need to change the brake pads and the disc too? I mean both sides?
I'm sure if you've ever pushed a car far, you'll know they do have some inertia and some natural rolling resistance. What exact gradient were you proposing? How smooth a surface? What tyre pressures?GarnZ said:Sorry I can't help with caliper part numbers. Are series 3 the same as callipers as series 1, for approx same year of manf.
If we had the car on top of a slight incline and put it in neutral will it roll down the hill, or would the seized caliber prevent it.
Do you think, in retrospect, that this would be a quick test for a seized or partially seized caliper, with brake at the ready!