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Old June 29th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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OK I've never done drums before, but mine were totally shot. With my rear wheels off the ground, they would just free-spin while in gear and would not stop with the brakes. I just put new shoes on, and still the same story. The "BRAKE" light is also on all the time. What do I need to do?
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Old June 29th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like the wheel cyls are frozen. As for the light, odds are the fluid is low, or the e-brake is on a click or two.
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Sounds like the wheel cyls are frozen. As for the light, odds are the fluid is low, or the e-brake is on a click or two.
Front brakes work fine, so I don't think the fluid is low. E-brake is off, and the cyls can be compressed by hand.
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I do have a non-abs axle on one side though. Could the ABS be not allowing the brakes to function?
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try bleeding the brakes, once you do that adjust the drums so that there is slight drag on them. make sure it's even side to side.
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make sure the prop valve isnt stuck too.
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make sure the prop valve isnt stuck too.
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So how do I go about fixing this problem? Should I bleed the brakes and see if that works, or is there a way to check the prop valve?
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So how do I go about fixing this problem? Should I bleed the brakes and see if that works, or is there a way to check the prop valve?
Open the rear bleeders, step on the pedal, and see of fluid is pushed out. If nothing is moving, then the master isn't pumping or the prop valve is not open.
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