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post #1 of 5 Old 10-01-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake problems

The old girl's been sitting for about two weeks. I went to move her today and she wouldn't go anywhere without revving her high, so after a few tries, I got out and saw that her back wheels were sliding on the gravel . Dad came out and we found that the brake lines were working to both wheels, the fluid reservoir was full, and she still wouldn't budge. Parking brake seems to work fine from the cab. What should I do before taking the tires off and prying the brakes apart?

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Take the tires off? Seems like the best thing to me.
Check the slide pins and see if they're good



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Befor you take it appart, try applying the brakes in reverse and not applying the brakes in reverse. That might work the pads or shoes free.

And stop using the parking brake!!!

If you want it done your way, do it yourself!
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Tried that. Tires are off, but the housings on both sides are being a pain in the rear end to get off. And I live on a hill, the parking brake is a must.

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The brakes were crap. Replaced the drum on the left side, and I'm gonna clean up the right drum and POR15 both. Right side needs a new parking brake cable and spring, as they rusted through and snapped. Both sides are getting new pads too while I'm doing all this.

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