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rear brake troubles-diagnose #1027320 04/27/11 07:47 PM
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coup Offline OP
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i heard brake noise today,,,,,,removed rear drum for inspect,,,greassy looking but not sure if it is wheel cylinder or axle lube....can i step on brakes while someone looks? if it is wheel cylinder does everyone replace cylinder or rebuild it........i have put a very small amount of brake fulid in resevoir...can you rebuild without buying a hone?thanks in advance

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Re: rear brake troubles-diagnose [Re: coup] #1027321 04/27/11 08:41 PM
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if you put a clamp on the shoes to stop them from pushing outward, you can have someone step on brakes to check for leaks. I would clean everything up real good first. I have never rebuilt cylinders. I think paying for them is easier. Plus if it still leaks, you'll have to buy one anyway. I like new with warranty, but don't know about anybody else.

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Re: rear brake troubles-diagnose [Re: coup] #1027322 04/28/11 12:44 AM
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clean the area with brake cleaner s;ip the drum back on pump the breaks lots and lots on times the remove the drump again and check for leaks, have you had a low level of brake fld ? if not I would not think they are leaking, they could be sticking, in that case I would just buy new ones , replace both sides not just one

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Re: rear brake troubles-diagnose [Re: bombardj1] #1027323 04/28/11 04:08 PM
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londart Offline
just replaced min....o'reilleys sells new ones for $11.99,autozone for $13.99 and found them @ a local parts store that specializes in imports that had them next forning for $8 a piece...for those prices with a warranty i wouldnt mess with rebuilding them

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