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Unread 05-05-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Squeaking Drums?

When I remove the drum, there is no squeak when the wheel is turning, but when I put the drum on, it is a constant squeak if the wheel is moving (even by hand). It came on kind of suddenly. I imagine somehow the brake pads are now rubbing on the inside of the drum? Any ideas?

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Unread 05-06-2010, 07:23 AM   #2
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Check your brake backingplate see if it is rubbing the drum.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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Drum problems can come from a variety of places. The adjuster screw may need to be turned in some, a spring could have come off, or you could have a failing brake cylinder.


Here's a diagram of a brake drum for comparison.

HowStuffWorks "How Drum Brakes Work"
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Unread 05-06-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Have you adjusted the drums properly?
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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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i adjusted them a few months ago with a brake spoon after I reinstalled the parking brake and replaced all the hardware. The cylinders were replaced in August, so they shouldn't be failing already.
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