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Old 16th December 2007, 20:36   #1
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Default Santro Xing XP: Wheels getting hot?

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I have a Santro Xing XP that has done 28.5K Kms. I recently noticed that even after a 10 km drive the wheels heat up quite significantly. The most obvious thought was an over-tight brake pad but since this is happening symmetrically with all 4 wheels, just wanted an expert opinion on whether this is normal or some other Santro owners have observed it.

If this is a cause for concern, pls. let men know the areas to address immediately. I have absolutely no trust on the Hyundai Service Centres at Hyderabad and would rather take an expert opinion from all you folks out there...

-Ashish.
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Old 16th December 2007, 22:39   #2
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Easy way to figure out if the brakes are the culprits is to jack up the vehicle and try rotating the wheels by hand with the gear in neutral. They should rotate freely. If they dont then the brakes are the culprits.
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Agree with vikram but are using your brake too often?
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Sometimes the bearings are the culprit. Do you get any humming sound above 60kmph?
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How long has this been happening for (kms) ?
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Long back I had this kind of problem with my Tata Estate. The brake master cylinder was the culprit.
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Sometimes the bearings are the culprit. Do you get any humming sound above 60kmph?
This has been happening for the last 500 kms that I have driven.
Yes, I hear a strange humming noise (not to loud) when I cross the 60 km mark on the speedo. in 4th gear and the sound goes off after further speeding up. The Hyundai technicians could not really understand what is causing this. Can you please elaborate on the probable bearing problem please...
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Yes, I hear a strange humming noise (not very loud) precisely at 60 kmph in 4th gear and it goes off after speeding up further. Can you please elaborate on the bearing probable bearing problem a bit more so that I can get this rectified at the Hyundai Service Centre at the earliest. Does this affect both front wheels symmetrically as both are equally hot after a drive?
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If it is a wheel bearing problem then it should not dissappear when you speed up. Infact it gets louder as you go faster. If all wheels are equally hot then maybe the brake booster is the culprit.

Also it is highly unlikely that all wheel bearings fail at the same time.

Why dont try getting your car's brakes bled once and refilled. See if that helps.

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