Can't figure these brakes out

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Can't figure these brakes out

Postby backwoodzberetta » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:54 pm

When I come to a stop, brakes warm or cold, the right rear of my car has a tendency to squat.  The drums and shoes are brand new and so are the shocks.  For the life of me, I can't figure out what is going on.


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Postby 1988GTU » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:30 pm

Self adjusters are not adjusting to specs.  Go in reverse and kinda give it a hard/FIRM stop (20mph) .  Did you make sure all the linkage is hooked up?


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Postby Jeff P » Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:39 am

Leaking wheel cylinders can cause grabbing too.


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Postby backwoodzberetta » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:32 am

Linkage is hooked up properly and the wheel cylinders are tip top.  Also, it's kind of intermittent.


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Postby MAJ28 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:45 am

[hijack]  1988GTU (what's your real name?)  Also, I just got my car towed to the shop, and as I was driving it out of my driveway the driver's side rear was locking up on me, would this driving in reverse idea help that?  I don't mind tearing it apart, I actually have new shoes waiting, but just gotta find time to do it.[/hijack]

As for that self-adjusting garbage, it's kinda like an old Gateway computer, even if it works - it still sucks.

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Postby 96BlackRoseZ26 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:40 am

Mine does the same thing.  Seems to be worse when it is humid out until they've grabbed for a bit.  I have removed the rear drums, and sprayed them down good(brake cleaner) to get all the brake dust off the moving parts and that does seem to help for a while, but it does come back. I need to do the rear brakes and take everything apart and clean it properly.  I just gotta get time to do it.


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Postby 1988GTU » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:35 pm

Jason:
It could help, then it may not...  I would look for a swelled whip hose or pinched lines.  Or even if the shoes are on right...  Sometimes people leave parts out of the replacement.

Jerry:
Was hydraulic fluid exposed to your rear shoes/drums?  If so this can be your problem probably.


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Postby backwoodzberetta » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:53 pm

I see a hijacking in progress.

I'm gonna check it out this weekend and check things like lines and abs wires.  I'll have an update on what I found on monday.


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Postby 1988GTU » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:55 pm

A Metering valve or porportioning valve can cause the rear brakes to catch too soon also.

I dont think this is the case.  :;):


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Postby wicked-irocz » Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:19 pm

If nothing else you can try replacing the hardware (springs).  This is to be replaced everytime shoes are but few do it.


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Postby 1988GTU » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:04 pm

Hardware is ONLY 10 dollars... Who wouldn't replace them?  ???


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Postby backwoodzberetta » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:38 pm

Good news!  My rear brake line burst on me monday.  Yay for rust.  I drove a couple miles with the parking brake.  Maybe that was my problem.


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