Newbie - E-brake leak (1 Viewer)

Joined
Apr 13, 2020
Messages
91
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Slowely but surely the 93 LC is coming along.

Hello Mud members. Getting to the e-brake now. The shoes need to be replaced, the hand brake is non existant at this point. Not doing a complete overhaul at this point ($$$), hoping I can re-use the same hardware with new shoes.

But I wanted to ask Mud members what's the deal with this leak. Mechanic pointed it out but didn't tell me more.

A buddy of mine said I need to replace the rear axle seal. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

20200928_130115.jpg


20200928_130122.jpg


20200928_130143.jpg


20200928_130140.jpg
 
Joined
Feb 10, 2017
Messages
1,091
Location
Seattle
Well your handbrake is all mechanical drum, not hydraulic so that rules out an "ebrake leak".

Inspect your caliper and make sure thats not brake fluid(probably is not). Likely your rear axle seal is toast and needs to be rebuilt.

Check out the FAQ at the top of the 80 series tech section and read the rear axle section.
 
Joined
Feb 10, 2017
Messages
1,091
Location
Seattle
Yes, but your ebrake is that round drum brake that sits inside the rear rotor.
When you pull the ebrake handle it expands the shoes seen in your photo until they hit the inside face of the rotor.
There is no fluid involved.
So that tells me 2 things to look at:
-rear axle seal
-Brake fluid leak @ caliper

Take some better photos that aren't 1" away and post them
 

ppc

M Go Blue
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Messages
3,430
Location
Nashville, TN
Include pictures of the disc rotor and inside of the drum surface of the e-brake. That way you will get better recommendations for the parts that need replacement.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom