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Old April 22nd, 2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Ever have the parking brake on the inside of the rear rotor make noise? This truck has disc brakes on the rear and the pads are at least 1/2 left but when I make a slight left turn in a parking lot while going slow I can hear metal on metal sound...it has a hollow sound just like bad drum brakes. The parking brake is in fact a drum brake so I am thinking maybe some hardware broke inside or something?

Another thing is when I apply the parking brake and then release it the pedal stays right where it was at, I have to manually pull it up? Anyone ever experience anything like this? I don't think it is an axle bearing that would be more of a grinding sound and this is more of a scraping sound.

Pretty shitty day so I don't think I will be pulling everything apart today...was just wondering if this kind of noise is ever caused by the parking brake or if this is a common problem?
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Cables are probably rusted up.
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Cables are probably rusted up.
Would that cause a metal on metal scraping noise though? I am thinking maybe broken hardware or the ebrake might have been pressed in slightly and the material on the shoe is down to metal? When I jumped in it this morning the pedal was not up as high as when I pressed it down and then pulled it back up.

I guess I will find out tomorrow and take it all apart.
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Possibly a bad bearing allowing it to cock to the side a touch and rub?
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Possibly a bad bearing allowing it to cock to the side a touch and rub?
Ooooooo I was not trying to hear bad bearing...lol
But I guess it is a possibility.
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I just took it all apart and my back pads are almost gone, there was a bunch of dried up mud in everything and the dust shield is rusted so bad it is out of shape, so I think one of those issues if not all of them is causing the noise.

However I have a little play in the axle it's self, maybe 1/32nd up and down how much tolerance is allowed for the axle bearing...is it time to change it? I can also move my axle in and out with a good 1/4 play, is this normal or is the c clip or slot on the axle for the c clip getting worn out and need to be replaced?

This is on a 10bolt rear end, forgot to mention that.
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