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Sorry, I don't know what forum to exactly post this since two things happened at once so i just post here. Well anyway, I put my truck in drive to go to work and i didn't even hit the gas, truck just rolling, i hear a very loud THUMP in my rear end. Put it in park, got out, checked everything and seemed fine, got back in and off to work i went. I get to work and i get out and smell that smell of like burning electrical stuff or like a heated up RC car like that smell. Looked around and i found the smell coming from my Rear Left wheel, WEIRD.
On my drive home from work truck drove fine like it did earlier no thump but that smell was still coming from the rear left tire....i am clueless.

I know that thump had something to do with it but i haev no idea what the heck is going on the truck drives fine just smells terrible from that rear drivers side wheel which clearly isn't normal.

Anybody know or think what may be going on?
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my truck does that if i go from N to D and hit the gas before it engages. but you said you didnt hit the gas. idk about the electrical smell tho.
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Stuck brakes?
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would it make that smell though? smells liek that some electrical is frying or something but its possible it was my drum but i have no clue why that smell emerged....
im confused lol
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Pull the wheel and check your brakes. Could be that your brake is dragging just enough to get hot. That thump could hve been somthing inside the drum braking.
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would it make that smell though? smells liek that some electrical is frying or something but its possible it was my drum but i have no clue why that smell emerged....
im confused lol

Hot brakes can smell like burnt wire.
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damn i never new that. If its that, how expensive are parts like that i may need to replace? so pissed... iwas going to order my body lift tonight
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i replaced everything in my drums for 200, thats wheel cylinders and drums, everything... took a day last summer and got it done
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That would acctually be the first thing to check i would think, if your wheel cyliner isn't contracting it will make the shes stay out against the drums
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A rear end thump and a weird smell usually indicates flatulence.
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Word. Is it bad to drive around like that?
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A rear end thump and a weird smell usually indicates flatulence.
...I despise you. LOL
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Word. Is it bad to drive around like that?
Your gonna wear your breaks out on that side pretty fast if thats it. is it harder to drive? like the E brake is on?
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Word. Is it bad to drive around like that?
Hot brakes+brake fluid+gear oil=fire
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didn't seem different and i cant hear anything since my damn exhaust is so loud but its prob barely touching but eventually gains heat and produces that odd scent.
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Hot brakes+brake fluid+gear oil=fire
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ill bring it to a shop tomorrow if it rains cuz i don't want ot be getting soaked since i don't have a garage. ill be taking it apart myself and i won't get charged so why not haha
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ill bring it to a shop tomorrow if it rains cuz i don't want ot be getting soaked since i don't have a garage. ill be taking it apart myself and i won't get charged so why not haha
Yhea, I've seen many big trucks burn up after the driver used to much brake down a long hill and got them hot. Next thing you know it's not the brakes smoking but the truck burning.
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ill bring it to a shop tomorrow if it rains cuz i don't want ot be getting soaked since i don't have a garage. ill be taking it apart myself and i won't get charged so why not haha
Thats what i do, take it up to school and tear into it. lol

yeah look at your wheel cylinders and see if they are popped or or if they wont pop back in, cant remmember which
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all fixed. my left drum was the one that made the noise. something broke inside and was rbbing so created the smell and i didn't even know but the right one got checked and the wheel cylinder was gone and brake fluid everywhere so just replaced both sides.
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