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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE WHEEL PROBLEM

1973 Volkswagen Beetle • 100,000 miles

Why do the back wheels want to lock up when driving it

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Glyn maberry
December 8, 2012.



You have them adjusted to tight. Therir is a star wheel to adjust the brake shoe tightenss and you need to back off of it. It is acessible by a rubber plug bottom back of rear drum brake plate.
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Check for oil contamination on the shoes. Brake fluid, or the handbrake cables are not releasing.

Start with the adjustment as suggested by DrCrank.

2 adjusters per wheel. They turn in opposite directions to each other to tighten / loosen the adjustment. If they are stuck, use a punch and hammer to
knock against the star wheel to break them free.

Thomas

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Exovcds
Dec 8, 2012.
Exovcds is good with Volkswagons and is always a welcome help. So listen to his advice as he is the Volks Guru.


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