1991 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 69000 miles
My van was due for an MOT, and a service. It passed the MOT but on the advice of my mechanic, I had a new rear brake cylinder fitted. The wheel then started emitting squeaking noises, and eventually scrunching sounds. On returning the van, The mechanic said the drum had worn ovaloid! And would need replacing! I questioned this but he convinced me(against my better judgement) that it neede replacing. He replaced the drum, but not the shoes. Same problem. Now he's replaced the shoes. Same problem. I have questioned whether the replacement cylinder could have been a wrong type? Or whether it could have been fitted incorrectly, but he seems adamant that it's a problem that was there before he had the van! What do you advise? Could the wrong part have been fitted? Is it possible for a brake drum to wear in an ovaloid fashion?
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 AT 7:09 AM