I HAVE A DRUM BRAKE QUESTION

  • Tiny
  • Jim Aldridge
  • 1998 Chrysler Cirrus
  • 105,000 miles

I changed the brakes, both wheel cylinders, Both rear hoses and adjusters. The passenger side keeps adjusting out until it over heats. Everything is new on both sides.

When I inspected the brakes before changing them the passenger side brakes were down to the steel frame of the brake shoe and the drivers side was OK. I don't know why it keeps adjusting out now that I have replaced everything?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 AT 11:38 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

Check the emergency brake cable. I bet it is frozen keeping the shoes tight against the drum

Roy

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 AT 12:37 AM
  • Tiny
  • Jim Aldridge
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Thank you for your reply, I forgot to say the emergency brake cable is working ok. It seems to set and release well.

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 AT 1:24 AM
  • Tiny
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It does not take much for it to drag and cause this issue. It is very common for that to happen

Roy

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 AT 1:27 AM

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