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rear brakes lock up

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FatBoyBlazer, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    some times when my truck sits for a while in the rain the brakes lock up....i'm not sure what it is...can any one help....its a 3/4 14FF
     
  2. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Rust. The inside of the drum can rust just like rotors do when they sit for a while in moist/wet weather. The rust adds considerable extra friction. As long as it drives normal after you've been driving for a while, you're good.
     
  3. schmuck

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    contaminated brake shoes will lock up
     
  4. TXsizeK5

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    hmm in ALL vehicles the brakes are more sensitive in the rain... are you sure its rust?

    I thought it was always just that the rain made it slip so the brakes grabbed harder... or something... yea..
     
  5. Storm Trooper

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    I have heard that with the 3/4 & one tons, if you let your brakes get out of adjustment (loose) that they will lock when applied. Try tightening them back up if it has been a while. Sometimes the auto adjusters just don't the job good enough. It worked for me. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  6. Flexy K20

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    Like 79Beast said, they rust overnight and will be a little touchy for the first mile or two. Later
    -fLeXy K20
     
  7. FatBoyBlazer

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    i think that it might be the rust because they work fine after a mile or so...i just didn't know if it was somthing major...thanks
     

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