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Last year driving my 2008 I all of a sudden had no power, couldn’t get above 10 miles an hour. Unfortunately I had to let it sit because of funds. When I went to move it recently it wouldn’t move at all so I went drive then reverse and after a few tries it “broke” free. Now it sounds like the brakes are locked and it scratches metal on metal while driving. Went up my hill and it kinda sputters with the power now. I did notice a very small puddle of some oil on my passenger side front rim. Is my axel shot? Could that have been my problem last year with loss of power? Thanks in advance everyone!
 

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I had the same problem when I left my car three months while I was in Italy, Austria and Germany.

The brake pads rusted to the rotors. When they “broke free,” the pads came off the backing plates. Since they were floating around loose, there was constant contact with the the rotors and LOTS of heat! Don’t drive like this or you will burn up your hubs and calipers.

In short, get the pads and rotors replaced ASAP.
 

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Thx guys. Yeah, I’m not driving it at all and once this winter is over I’ll probably dive into it or sell it.
 
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