Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: eustis , Florida
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Brake problems : part III
If any of you recall, i re-did my rear brakes about a month ago (to make a long story short) after having my front pads overheating due to lack of properly functioning rears.
I replaced the shoes, wheel cyls, all the hdwe and turned the drums, lubed the shoe contact areas and adjusters w/lubriplate. all was fine for a few thousand miles but now the pass. side rear is grabbing and squealing like you hear on trailer brakes on a big rig but only below 15 mph. when i let go of the brake pedal at a light, you can feel the truck rock as that wheel releases. i took the drum back off, slid off easy not overadjusted, and everything appears fine and all parts are in the proper place. i relubed the backing plate where the shoes contact it, OK for a few blocks- then the same s#*T starts back up again [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
I did notice the backing plate has about a 1/16th of an inch wear where the shoes contact it on the top part, anybody think thats enough to create this sort of problem?
The plate isnt bent nor is any fluids contaminating the pads, i also noticed that the front shoe is 1/3rd the way worn down already (i recall the rear shoes are basically for use in reverse?) but thats a lot for 1 month , and i checked that the wheel cyl pistons are moving out on both sides.
Is there anything else i may be overlooking ? ? ?
Drums brakes are [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]