I had to replace drums and brake shoes on rear.

  • 15,000 MILES
I had to replace drums and brake shoes on rear of truck. One drum was so tight I had to drill holes and split it with a chisel to get off. Shoes were stuck to inside of drum.
With adjusters adjusted all the way in I could just get the drums on. I had to beat them on
with a rubber mallet. Of course they dragged too much so I took them back off. The drums are stamped maximum diameter of 256 millimeters which is what is listed for my truck. I took the hand brake cable completely loose to be sure it wasn't causing the problem. I took digital pictures as I disassembled the breaks and everything looks the same. There is something wrong but I have no idea what it is. I have worked on this truck a good part of three weeks and I'm tired of working on it. This is the first time I've ever run into this. Please help me if you can.
Sincerely and in deep need,
Tom Spain
tspain@ncol. Net
Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 6:34 PM

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I own 1986 Toyota Pickup Base 4 sp. Std. Carb. Asian 96,000 miles since new(1986). HAHAHA the one drum is hard to get off. Let me quess? The drivers side rear? Mine does the same. They all do. Welcome to the club.I remove it every 6 months to avoid this problem. If you have a lazy front caliper IMMEDIATLY after replacing the rear brakesthe actuator may need a little time to adjust the pressure flow. It probably needs a couple of hundred miles for the actuator to work it out and it may, or you have stired up rust in the line when you replaced the rear brakes. Rust in the system may have been sitrred up but the exta fluid flowing thru the metal lines. This could lodge in behind the seal and the caliper will not extend all the way
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