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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:33 PM
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rear brake drum problems

It started out as replacing the leaky cylinders, drum, and shoes (also had to replace the adjusting gear thingy that turned out to be a blessing as they are smaller and allowed for the larger diameter adjustment peg on the new shoe) . When I tightened the new drum on (britpart), it sandwiched the shoes causing major interference. I then put the old drum on and that problem was eleviated. So, my problems are: clicking noise and drag from brakes when reversing; and brake pedal only starts to engage brakes an inch from the floor. I tried to bleed the brakes by opening the valve on the cylinder and pumping the brake pedal until fluid came out. Is this the proper proceedure? Could the old drum be out of round causing the drag in reverse? All help would be greatly appreciated as this is a major safety issue. Thanks d90
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During halftime I rebled the brakes and fixed that problem. Still have a nasty sound and drag when going in reverse and continuing in forward gear for a revolution or two. Does anyone know what could be causing the drag?
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You reused the old drums. Did you have them machined first.

Have you adjusted them as per the workshop manual?
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Had the old drums turned, bled the sytem twice more and now im down the road again. Thanks John
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