rear driver side tire

Asked by Apr 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM about the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500

Question type: General

there is a burning smell, smells like rubber or oil burning inside the rear wheel well

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Are you familiar with the distinct odor of brakes overheating? Is that it?

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It is possible that the axle seal is leaking and getting fluid on the brakes causing the smell. I suggest you block the vehicle and remove the suspect wheel and look for any kind of fluid leaks there. You will have to remove the brake drum or rotor too check for axle seal leak.

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Cherry, you asked...once we determine whether or not it's brakes or not we can go from there...brakes overheating from a stuck caliper, or like overheated on a big!rig going down a steep grade have a distinctive odor

X2 on tennisshoes answer.

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Is the wheel hot? Touch both rear wheels to see if they are the same. The other possibility is that you snagged a plastic grocery store bag on the exhaust pipe.

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I have a 2012 Ram 2500 Diesel. It has the same smell coming from the wheel wells too. Was told it is blow by tube that vents from the engine

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