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Hot rear brake rotor

I've noticed the last few times I drove somewhere I smelled what seemed like hot brakes or burning rubber. I knew it couldn't be the brakes. Then this evening I happened to walk past the rear passenger wheel after a 60mile trip and felt heat coming from it I reached in and touched the rotor and it nearly burned my hand. Could it be a bad wheel bearing?
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Stuck caliper slide pin, hung up and kept brake tight

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Your brake caliper is probably hanging up and is causing the brakes to drag. Very common on Super Dutys.

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Stuck caliper slide pin, hung up and kept brake tight
What he said!

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How do I go about fixing it?
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How do I go about fixing it?
Pull the tire. Loosen caliper. Remove pads and slider clips. Clean clips and caliper. Then re install

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Don't forget to grease all moving parts as well... Expect where the rotor and brake pads make contact with each other of course

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keep an eye on it or heat gun LOL

your piston may have an issue internally so even after your grease everything it may hang

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