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Old March 14th, 2010, 05:35 PM
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Rear brake leaking?

Was under my truck today and noticed one of my rear wheels is leaking. It isnt coming from the brake line fitting, It looks like it is leaking from the drum.

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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:23 PM
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Sounds like your wheel cylinder is leaking. Could need new rubbers or the whole cylinder could be shot. They're cheap to buy.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:47 PM
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easy to do? do i need to rush out and do it?
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Hey Barry,

I did this on my 110. I do not think it is too much different on the 90. I ended up replacing with a new cylinder. Fairly cheap. Hardest part for me was getting the springs to line up correctly. If you notice any difference in stopping, I wouldn't even risk it. See this for step by step info:

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=33909
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:26 PM
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This is on the 110. So annoying. Brakes still feel ok though

------ Follow up post added March 14th, 2010 05:30 PM ------

Looked at thread. Not sure I want to deal with bleeding brakes. Wonder what it would cost at a shop.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Don't despair... If it is a wheel cylinder, it is a very easy and fairly quick fix. It isn't worth having a cylinder rebuilt if it is original... they are so reasonable. There are easy step by step directions in any of the manuals... even the cheap after market manuals. I do disagree with Forrest about lining up the springs... It is really easy to eyeball and just pull the shoes into position, copying the pix in any of the manuals. There are probably some sites online with great instructions... Just google.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Drum brakes are drum brakes. Its all the same pretty much the same no matter the kind of car. Not a hard fix and bleeding brakes is real easy. Don't do something silly like press the brake pedal before the drum is back together.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:21 PM
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Barry, bleeding the brakes is easy, you can do it no problem. But make sure it's brake fluid and not gear oil you are seeing.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:36 PM
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ha yeah. Where should I get cylinder?

Should I just assume it is that?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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take it apart and see. Ten minutes to know.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:43 PM
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true but if i take it apart then i have to fix it. cant put it back together screwed up
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Its ok to take things apart that are quick and easy and then put them back together while waiting on parts to come. This job is not hard. Don't sell yourself short. If you were close, I would do it for you. Jump in there and save some money on an easy project. 6 beers tops and your done.
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This is the kind of thing i like to do in pair. Change both
cylinder at the same time and bleed until you get fresh
fluid in them.
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Thanks man. Will pull the wheel and see what is going on.
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..... I do disagree with Forrest about lining up the springs... It is really easy to eyeball and just pull the shoes into position
Barry,

I totally agree with Mike about disagreeing with me. Don't let me discourage you about the springs. When I did mine I also changed out the brake pads so I took everything apart. It's the 2 springs that clamp the 2 pads together that I was talking about. By the way, my 110 didn't have the round shoe retainer seen in that link I sent you. Maybe yours is different. Changing out the wheel cylinder is easy though.
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Convert to discs rather than dump more money into the drums.
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wont converting be more expensive? RN sells a kit to convert with axles and what not for 2100
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rip off.

Buy a set of new axles from lucky8 for $400, two brackets from George for $100 each and then find a used rear axle from an ABS truck and take the crap off of that an put it on your truck.

You can save the cost of the rear axles by machineing the brackets a bit as Keith does and using Non-ABS hubs.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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what do the brackets do?
What type of truck to get the abs parts from?
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Brackets mount the calipers. Anything with ABS. 1990ish on up RRC or any DI or D90.

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