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I was driving a little sporty home, and when I pulled intot he garage I see smoke coming out of the wheelwell of the front right wheel.

What's going on? I checked everything to make sure I didn't have an obvious leaks, so it wouldn't be something evaporating. Could see it coming from the rotors themselves.
Needless to say, I'm worried!

(and hopes that he didn't mess anything up beyond DIY repair!)
 

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did you hit a puddle? if you were driving sporty them you were prolly braking sporty :wink:

braking sporty = hot brakes
hot brakes + water or liquid = steam
 

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I'm not aware of any water that I went through.

wow, can't believe I'm not the only one up this late.

I know they get really hot, but it smelt like burning too, which worried me.

Drove my buddies GTI as a DD tonight, the clutch went in like butter. I almost killed mine when I drove it again. I forgot that Ihave to push decently hard to get it to the ground.

And since we're up awake, anything to explain the brake fluid loss that I just remembered that I noticed...?
 

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Maybe it wasn't water. Check for leaks, how old is your master cylinder? My clutch is heavy too, I think the throwout bearing is dry/bad, but it's nice to hear someone else has that problem too... ah I love my CRX...
 

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my clutch is just the devil thats all there is to it, i think its going out sometimes b/c it slips, but thn its fine other days
 

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You could have a blown seal in the caliper... keep your fluid levels up first of all, but second of all:

Jack it up, put it on a jackstand, and remove the wheel. Spray and wipe the whole caliper and brake line down with brake fluid to make it all clean and dry again.

Then, get in, start the car, and press the brake maybe a few hundred times... lol. Doesn't have to be that much, but move the pedal a lot. During all of this, PAY ATTENTION to the fluid levels, and see if it is going down or not. If it is, or even if it doesn't look like it, check over your freshly clean and dry caliper to see if you notice any signs of leaking, or fluid where there shouldn't be any.
 
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