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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Locking Rear Drum Brake

After my normal 26 mile commute, in dry , hot weather, what seemed to be my right rear drum locked and dragged the tired. It literally squealed. I was doing about 25-30 mph and had just trouched the brake. I am in line for a pad change, perhaps rotor as well? Is there some issue that I am missing? I did a search and found a lot of stuff about wet brakes, but mine were dry, and I had already driven over 25 miles.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Do the brakes need servicing or not ? If they do, see if that fixes the problem. Pads/rotors or brake shoes/brake drums are replaced with new parts at the same time. You should not re-use old parts with new parts. You should probably should consider bleeding the brakes and removing all the old brake fluid, as you refill with fresh fluid.
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Do the brakes need servicing or not ? If they do, see if that fixes the problem. Pads/rotors or brake shoes/brake drums are replaced with new parts at the same time. You should not re-use old parts with new parts. You should probably should consider bleeding the brakes and removing all the old brake fluid, as you refill with fresh fluid.
Agreed. And I got all of the materials to do just that today with the same thought in mind. If that fixes it great, and if it doesn't it narrows down the diagnosis. However, on the way from autozone(I went at lunch), the delivery people called saying that my lift would arrive on monday between 10 and 6. Since I have to change the brake lines and bleed the brakes anyway, I figured I'd wait until after the lift is installed next week. It has never happened before, and it hasn't happened since.

I got the RE6130 4.5" Super-Flex w/ Rear Leaf Springs Lift. But I'm only going 3.5 inches. Had the springs swapped for 3.5 springs and shims instead of TC drop kit. Got SYE and TW drive shaft. When they said the lift would be here monday, I ordered my tires. Also trying to identify source of oil leak. Will post pic in few minutes on that.

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Unread 06-30-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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Is it disc or drum brakes? Do you do your own work or have a mechanic? These things can come into play. You could have a bad axle seal in the back causing your brakes to hang up. You could have a piece of broken hardware behind your brake drum, ebrake cable could be stuck, etc.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Do the brakes need servicing or not ? If they do, see if that fixes the problem. Pads/rotors or brake shoes/brake drums are replaced with new parts at the same time. You should not re-use old parts with new parts. You should probably should consider bleeding the brakes and removing all the old brake fluid, as you refill with fresh fluid.
You called it Tim, was brake fluid (sometimes us newbs do listen)! I'd forgotten what driving on good brakes feels like.

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