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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

Thanks for the help everyone, got the parts earlier this week and will be doing it this weekend so will keep you posted how I get on
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

Rear drum & shoe change is a relatively easy job, even for a novice. A wee tip is to have both rear wheels off along with the drums & do one side at a time & if you you've forgotten what goes where you just check the other side.When you come to do the other side it will be a doddle A simple thing to do, but far better than rushing in there & pulling everything apart & realising you've forgot what goes where.
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

Good advice..

Not a job I enjoy though..

Strong springs.. and weak self.adjusters..

My roughest GP wants handbrake cables as well as shoes.. never needed to do a FIAT cable before

May well pay the £20 and rent a lift for that job..
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Serving my time back in the early 70's brakes & more brakes were a big part of my day, every day. I still enjoy the job now. Armed with pain killers, knee pads, my wee stool & of course the right tools & ideally good weather. I'm still a bit of a perfectionist mind, checking other things while I'm at it. My wife supplying me with coffee & wondering why I'm taking so long.
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Hey everyone managed to get both drums and shoes fitted today myself, not the easiest of things to do but once u get going it went well, car seems to be all good with braking etc, only thing that is different is the handbrake thereís a lot of clicks to get it to properly stop, Iíve had a little play around with the adjuster just behind the handbrake itself not sure if it done much tho, any ideas? thanks
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

Good news, pretty strait forward when you get down to it. The rear adjusters probably need attention, clean/lube & adjusted, press the brake pedal several times until you feel a difference. What state are the brake cables? Are the in good condition?
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Oh right okay will give that a go today thank you, the brake cables seemed like they were in a good condition from what I could see I have drove it around since then and thought that would have done it possibly or do I need to be stationary?
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

Another update just driving around and I seem to hearing a squeak from the brakes, sometimes I donít hear it then sometimes I do sounds like something is rubbing is it just the brakes bedding in or is something not quite right?
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Another update just driving around and I seem to hearing a squeak from the brakes, sometimes I donít hear it then sometimes I do sounds like something is rubbing is it just the brakes bedding in or is something not quite right?
Touch the hub bolts carefully..all 4 wheels..

Rubbing brakes will generate heat
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Touch the hub bolts carefully..all 4 wheels..



Rubbing brakes will generate heat

Very hot lol

Went to garage to just get it checked, he thinks itís binding, any reason why this could be? One side is okay and other side was turning the wheel it was moving but not very free as he think it should, he suggested stripping down and replacing shoes again with proper shoe kit

Seems a bit much to me as the shoes are new maybe master cylinder is faulty?
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

Oh..

Worth stripping down again.

Main items;
The pivot arm.. not returning..

Handbrake cable itself not returning

The selfadjuster being wound up too tight.


Did you do ANY Work with the hydraulics?

If not do not be distracted..
Your basic shoe movement will be the root cause.
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Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Oh..



Worth stripping down again.



Main items;

The pivot arm.. not returning..



Handbrake cable itself not returning



The selfadjuster being wound up too tight.





Did you do ANY Work with the hydraulics?



If not do not be distracted..

Your basic shoe movement will be the root cause.

Yeah think it will have to be stripped for sure, the guy at the garage couldnít see any visible problems but Iím guessing because I fitted them it would be difficult for him to tell what was happening

I hadnít touched any hydraulics that I know of just fitted shoes and drums

I donít really know what more I can do regarding getting it sorted as I donít want to fork £100 on him to fit it all again and the problem is still there
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

SEARCH.. dragging brakes .. grande is the same
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SEARCH.. dragging brakes .. grande is the same


Seen a couple folk with same issues! Guess Iíll just have to look and check everything again

Do you think the heat will warp the drum if I drive it too much?
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Re: Brake Drum and Shoes need replacing?

No.. should be ok
But only fine for a short period

If its really tight to get off.. use the jacking screw on the face of the drum
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