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1994 Chevrolet Lumina Question: driving with hand-brake on

 

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Sus, Albuquerque, NM, September 05, 2010, 09:57
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I drove 3-4 miles with hand brake on. Started smelling burnt and suddenly there was smoke coming out by my left rear tire. What do I need to do to make sure brakes weren't permanently damaged? Thank you

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    tunnelram September 05, 2010, 11:52
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    if the brake pedal doesn't pulsate and the brakes still work good, then i wouldn't worry about it. the worst damage you could have done is warp the rotor or overheat the pad, which would decrease braking performance.

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