Register Login
Mr FIAT - Your #1 source for vintage car parts
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2012   #1
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Rear Drum Parking Brake

Hey guys,

Cars just failed its MOT for the hand brake not actioning on rear nearside wheel. I've had the drum apart for a look, everything seems OK, although I'm wondering....should the handbrake lever (the one in the drum) take its leverage from the hub or a different point, mine pushes against the hub to move the shoe out.

Cheers james
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

snapjim is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2012   #2
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norfolk UK
Posts: 9,882
Thanks: 446
Blog Entries: 8
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Rear Drum Parking Brake

have you checked the condition and adjustment of the cable? there is usually an adjustor on drum brakes as well.

finally check the amount of material left on the shoe and that nothing has fouled it causing it to not work properly like oil, brake fluid or anything thats leaked from the shocks
__________________
Maker and voice behind the YouTube channel PuntoHowTo 10k subscribers canít be wrong

And now the owner of a shiny new PuntoHowTo Drivetribe
AndyRKett is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2012   #3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Rear Drum Parking Brake

Yeah the cable seems good, I might just get new shoes and try those, I've taken off the other side to compare and nothing seems different. I'm more worried about the pivot point, the off side one doesn't seem to touch the hub, yet the near side does!!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

snapjim is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2012   #4
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Rear Drum Parking Brake

Sussed it, the slack adjusted was jammed on the near side wheel meaning the shoes had miles to move!!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

snapjim is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Rear Brake Drum Corrosion jrkitching 500 11 19-05-2010 20:31
(T) Rear brake drum nut JonseyMJ07 Grande Punto 17 24-04-2010 21:27
(T) rear brake drum stuck Rotski Panda (Classic) 25 08-03-2010 11:22
(T) Rear Brake Drum overhaul SkinzCinqSporting Cinquecento / Seicento 33 01-05-2006 18:45
(T) Rear Brake drum Seizing Matt925 Cinquecento / Seicento 5 13-11-2005 23:41