Brakes Locking ??

Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by Clyde-2, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Clyde-2

    Clyde-2

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    Can't figure out why the right front brakes on my 73 pig keep locking up.
    Have deduced that shoes are expanding but not retracting. Have checked wheel cylinders, springs, etc. Everything seems in order. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :cheers:

    mike
     
  2. KliersLC

    KliersLC

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    I'd first make sure that the left front is working, then see if the shoes are put on backwards.

    Also, does it lock up as in stop spinning while braking, or lock up as in won't roll at all?

    If you have done any recent maintenance, you could have a pinched or kinked brake line.....

    Dan
     
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    Pighead Stop calling it an FJ

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    Did you disassemble your wheel cylinders? A little rust on the inside of the cylinder will prevent your shoes from retracting...
     
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    Yeah, disassembled them. Went ahead and just ordered all new cylinders for the front.
     
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