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Burning smell from trailer brakes

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by troblandscape, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    I just bought a used 1998 enclosed trailer, when I stop I smell something burning? When I got out of the truck it was coming from the brakes, is this normal?
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    No. Sounds like a frozen brake caliper.
  3. Mr_Marc

    Mr_Marc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    I would check for what Grassmechanic said first.

    What type of brake controller are you using? You might have the gain set too high causing the trailer brakes to come on harder than needed resulting in drag causing heat and the burning smell.

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