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Burning Smell - Breaks?

So I just recently took a trip to my in-laws. It's only about 90 miles away. When I got there, I smelled the rear brakes... a burning smell. Any ideas on what this could be?
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Get a brake inspection. Could be warn brake pads or any number of things. Good Luck to you.

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Thanks man, I appreciate it. The previous owner said that the pads were 100k mile pads and they were replaced about 40k miles ago. It shouldn't be that but it definitely could be, ill check it out.
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The previous owner said that the pads were 100k mile pads
Brake pads that last 100k miles

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Happened to my ex-wife once when she drove my '86 Buick T-Type (like the automobile version of these trucks, lol) on a 70-mile round-trip to see her Mom. She came in griping, I went out... and hit the release for the emergency brake.

Seriously, though, check that first. 'Cause if someone else checks - and that's it - they'll laugh.

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Yea I don't know about 100K mile brake pads...everyones driving style is different. Most places offer a free brake inspection or no more than 40 bucks. Pretty worth it for your piece of mind.

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Take a look at the backing plate that secures the emergency brake pads. They have a tendency to rust out, and the pin will slip into the top hat, allowing the emergency pads to rub. Look at the plate from the pumpkin side of the wheel, and feel for rust. Very common problem.

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Happened to my ex-wife once when she drove my '86 Buick T-Type (like the automobile version of these trucks, lol) on a 70-mile round-trip to see her Mom. She came in griping, I went out... and hit the release for the emergency brake.

Seriously, though, check that first. 'Cause if someone else checks - and that's it - they'll laugh.

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Beat me to it. I was going to say make sure your e-brake isn't set. I accidentally left one set once.... God awful smell, and a Cloud of smoke behind the truck until I realized what I did.

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Thanks for the feedback. It definitely wasn't the e-brake... my father-in-law would've loved it that were true though haha! I'm going to have it looked at for sure, I feel like it may be time for some brake pads.
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Let me know what a set of pads runs you!

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