Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Miller Place, Long Island NY
Rear Drum problems
I have rear drum brakes, and no end of problems. In the summer, when I have more money, I'm thinking of converting to rear disc.
I rebuilt the rear brakes, one wheel cylinder had leaked brake fluid all over the drum, so I replaced both cylinders, replaced the pads, and replaced the springs, but my parking brakes still suck. I tightened the adjuster to the point where the parking brake pedal is hard to push down, and still the parking brake doesn't grab on one side, and just a little on the other. On the side it doesn't grab, I pulled the wheel off, inspected everything, found nothing out of order that I could see, and put the tire back on.
The side that the parking brakes don't grab, has this unusual wear on the pads, and the axle oil seal has developed a slow leak.
Anybody have ideas?
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