Need Help with BRAKES

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by surg82k5, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

    Feb 7, 2001
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    San Antonio,Texas
    I have an 82 Blazer with stock ten bolts i have added a 4" lift and now new 35" pro comp Mud tires. My problem, is that my rear brakes seem to always want to lock up. It was doing this before I changed tire but i think the added weight going from 32's to 35's aggravated it. I have tried backing that sprocket off in the drum, so maybe the brakes could readjust themselves when i back up and apply the brake but i seem to be haveing the same problem. I will be trying to get to work on this tomorrow so if any one could help me out with this problem i would really appreciate it. thanks

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  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    May 31, 2000
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    Georgetown, TX
    Check carefully for axle seals that are leaking gear lube into the brake drums. I know it doesn't make sense, but grease on drum brakes will make them grab and lock very easily. [​IMG]

    If there is grease, you have to replace the seals, clean the drums and backing plates VERY well with brake cleaner and then install new brake shoes. Once the shoes have been greased they soak it up. [​IMG]

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