Grease in rear break assembly
I noticed brake fluid leaking on my right rear tire, so I assumed I had a bad wheel cylinder. I removed the drum to take a look and found the entire brake assembly covered in grease. I'm attaching a few pictures. I also found several broken springs. I can't figure out where all this grease came from. I removed all everything to inspect the axle bearing and it looks to be okay. I have 2 theories. One, someone thought the bleeder valve was a grease nipple and pumped the the full of grease. Two, the PO was too lazy to fix the rear brakes so he covered everything with grease since the rear brakes only do about 20% of the braking anyway. Any other ideas?
Not grease most likely, gonna say you are right and it is brake fluid that has mixed up with the dust and created what looks like grease but is not. The wheel cylinder is probably shot and thats what is causing that.
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Originally Posted by 82JeepCJ7
Your brake shoes are on the wrong sides, they should be swapped front to back. The shoe with the longer friction material should always be toward the rear of the vehicle like in your second "greasy" picture.
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Bad seal. Go ahead and check play in your bearings. If they are sloppy, they will just wear out new seals.
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