1992 Chevrolet Caprice rear wheel cylinder still leaking

Tiny
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  • 1992 CHEVROLET CAPRICE
Hi. Please help. I replaced rear wheel cylinder and brake shoes. Noticed brake fluid running down inside of rear tire. What could be problem now?
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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EITHER YOU MADE A MISTAKE INSTALLING THE SHOES/ WHEEL CYLINDER

OR MAYBE YOU DID ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

YOU DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL BEFORE YOU INSTALLED THE DRUM

YOU DID NOT ADJUST THE SHOES OUTWARD TO WHERE THE DRUM WOULD SORTA BARELY GO ON, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, NOT BE IN A BIND OR DRAGGING HARD.

BASICALLY ----ADJUST, PUT THE DRUM ON (GOES ON REAL EZ) ADJUST (STILL EZ) ADJUST (BARELY WANTS TO DRAG) PERFECT!

THIS KEEPS THE WHEEL CYLINDER RETRACTED (SHOES ADJUSTED OUT) THE "CUPS" REMAIN WELL INSIDE OF THE CYLINDER, WHILE ONLY HAVING TO TRAVEL A TEENY BIT TO MAKE THE SHOES CONTACT THE DRUMS

IF THE SHOES ARE ADJUSTED IN (NOT ADJUSTED AT ALL) THE WHEEL CYLINDER MUST EXTEND "WAY OUT" TO PUSH THE SHOES OUT. THIS MIGHT LET THE "CUPS" GET CLOSE TO COMING OUT OF THE CYLINDER AND LEAK

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS!

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for info. I think adjusting again will fix problem.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 5:20 AM
Tiny
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GOOD TO GO?

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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I adjusted the brake shoes. But actually found problem. The wheel seal is leaking. Thats the problem now.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 5:03 PM
Tiny
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How difficult would it be to replace with using a seal puller and replacement. Tools?
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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ARE YOU USING REPAIR MANUALS TO GUIDE YOU THRU YOUR REPAIRS?

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Yes ! I have a shop manual, but decided to have mechanic rear bearing & seals and problem is fixed. Thanks for your help!
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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GLAD YOU ARE FIXED!

SORRY I WASN'T MORE HELPFUL

COME BACK TO SEE US

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 AT 4:28 PM

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