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drum brakes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, May 1, 2004.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    my driver side rear drum is grabbing around turns

    if something like this was wrong with the brake, would it probably be one of those springs is loose/tight/worn or something like that?
     
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    When mine did that, i had a busted axle tube, wher it's pressed in the housing, actually was more like the housing broke at the flange that holds the tube. As far as i know, if if any parts in the drum assembly are broke, it should rub all the time, i would seriously go over the whole thing and throughly check it out, have any oil leakage of anything lightly coated with gear oil back there?
     
  3. Fubeca

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    Is it grabbing when the brakes are applied or any time you are turning?

    It may be a leaking wheel seal. Oil on the shoes makes them do strange things.
     
  4. tecton

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    just when im turning

    i thought it was the rear end, but i dont lose any power, doesnt feel like a slipping

    also, if i hit the gas is grabs like a mofo, but if i just roll, it feels like that brake is lightly applied slowing me down around the turn

    and finally, the truck wants to pull to the passenger side slightly
     
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    Got a Gov-Loc in that thing?
     
  6. tecton

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    eaton posi

    and i just put in some posi additive, and ive checked it, its no metal, no signs of damage
     

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