Any tips to eliminate brake drum squeal? I replaced the front pads and rotors a few weeks back but the squeal persists. I hope to not have to replace them yet, as the shoes look to have plenty of life to them.
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yeah i found that i mean i checked my rear pads las time i was home and they still have plenty of life on them! i've gotalmost probably 50K if not more on them and they are still fine! so just check em and if the rears are low that could be the noise your hearing!
dude whats that sound?
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My rear drums squeaked when I first picked my truck up from the dealership, they quieted down in a couple of days though. How long have they been squeaking?
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No I haven't adjusted or lubed. Never had to adjust drum brakes beyond turning the fine adjustment wheel from the back. I'll check out some how-to's but do you have any pointers? Do i take it apart to lube or just do it with the springs and hinges in place?
Do I really adjust it so there is enough tension that the wheel stops after 1 turn while the truck is lifted? Seems like a lot of wasted energy having the brakes applied all the time.
How does braking hard while in reverse adjust them?
thats how the "self adjusting" drum brakes work. Not necessarily "hard" braking, but just back up and applying the brakes. as the pad wears down, more space will form between the shoe and the drum. Each time the car stops while in reverse, the shoe is pulled tight against the drum. When the gap gets big enough, the adjusting lever rocks enough to advance the adjuster gear by one tooth. The adjuster has threads on it, like a bolt, so that it unscrews a little bit when it turns, lengthening to fill in the gap. When the brake shoes wear a little more, the adjuster can advance again, so it always keeps the shoes close to the drum.