Drum brake screech.

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Ezra, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Ezra

    Ezra

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    My brakes are REALLY loud, and pull to the right and grab when cold. Much better when warmed up but the screech is still there.

    I have replaced the pads about a year ago and put new pistons in the front. It seems to have made things worse.

    I have also tightened to right brake slightly in an attempt to reduce the pull, but it’s still there and I am afraid of tightening it any more. As I said once warm it works well, no pull to the side.

    Any advice on fixing these issues (and I’m not quite ready to convert to disc yet)

    Thanks.
     
  2. unklwedy

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    There's a special file for cleaning rust and corruption from caliper ledges. Apply thin film of anti-sneeze at all metal to metal contact points.

    Rear shoes , ruff up shoe surfaces will 300 grit sand paper. Anti-seeze at all metal to metal surfaces including where shoe meets backing plate.

    Sometimes raised surfaces on backing plate develop wear/grooves, dress with stone until smooth.
     
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  3. B y r o n

    B y r o n

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    If the drums are glazed they may need to be turned or sanded to get rid of the glazing.
     
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