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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 11:53 AM
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drum brake problem

Take a look at the pics I have attached and notice how the drum brake appears to be locked in the "full braking" position. Also notice how the rubber end cap has been pulled away from the cylinder on the right side. Trying to get that end cap back where it needs to go has been a struggle with the brakes locked. The emergency brake isn't on, so I don't know what they aren't retracting, or how I can get them to retract. I need some help on how to get that cap back on.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 11:55 AM
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Re: drum brake problem

The second pic, showing the end cap more closely.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 12:12 PM
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Re: drum brake problem

I see brake fluid ...looks like you pushed the piston almost out of the bore...take off the springs and get things lined back up and it should slide right back in

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 12:24 PM
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Re: drum brake problem

Do you have the cover off of the master cylinder? You may be fighting against the pressure in the lines.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 12:41 PM
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Re: drum brake problem

No, the cover is still on the master cylinder. I'll go take it off and wrestle with it. Then if that doesn't work I'll just remove the retractor spring and get the thing aligned. Thanks for the info, all.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 01:42 PM
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Re: drum brake problem

Isn't their also a self adjuster down at the bottom that may need to be backed off?



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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 01:46 PM
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Re: drum brake problem

Yeah, there is. That wasn't the problem though. There was too much pressure in the lines, so I just opened the bleeder valve and compressed the piston with a clamp until it finally gave way and shot brake fluid several feet out of the valve. Once the pressure was off I was able to assemble it again quite easily.

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