I would suspect the rear right caliper of being bad not the left front since thats the one thas dragging, either that caliper is bad or you have a restricted brake line, does loosening he brake bleeder stop the caliper from binding?
August, 8, 2008 AT 8:14 AM
I don't have rear calipers; I've got drums and shoes. Is it possible to have a rear wheel cylinder not fully return? If the opposite front caliper slides (mounting bolts) aren't well lubricated, would that also affect a rear wheel cylinder?
Every time I've changed the brake shoes, I've also installed new springs / hardware. I also put a dab (minimal) of anti-sieze on the backing plate on the 6 contact points where the shoes ride.
If I bleed the brake lines (I've got a MityVac bleeder) until I get clean brake fluid, would that ensure I don't have a restricted brake line?
August, 8, 2008 AT 9:10 AM
Hanging up front brake wont cause the rear brake to have any problems.
You have a caliper in the rear also, it pushes the shoes causing them to expand.