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back brakes suck........

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FatBoyBlazer, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    the back brakes on my 1974 14 bold suck balls, theylock up so i dejusted them and now the brake light comes on, and sugestions /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    From what I understand, if you de-adjust the brakes it will make it worst. It allows them the play to move and then lock. If you have a locker, you need someone to hold the oposite wheel forward so you can spin the wheel you are working on and adjust it up so it's just grabbing, then do the other. You need to eliminate any play not increase it. I need to do this to mine soon also. I also heard you should use a cheaper (harder) shoe so it doesn't increase the braking ability. Hope this helps.
     

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