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Old 02-21-2020, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Rear brakes.

I'm hoping to start on the rear brakes this weekend. The PO did the fronts and took the rears apart for a rebuild but never got around to putting them back together. Any tips or tricks? I should be getting the red book today and I'm hoping that will have all the info I will need but could always use more.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rear brakes.

Take a good look at the emergency brake return springs on the other side of the backing plates. Also ensure the emergency brake shaft rotates smoothly. They are famous for getting stuck. Recommend the "board" adjustment technique when all is reasembled.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rear brakes.

You should put in new bushings for both shafts unless that has already been done. Very high load on the service brake shaft bushings.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:58 PM   #4
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You should put in new bushings for both shafts unless that has already been done. Very high load on the service brake shaft bushings.
Thanks for the the list.tip. Not sure I'll get to it this weekend but I'll put it on the list.
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: Rear brakes.

I have found that if the rear wheel bearing and races are not replaced , it is best to first adjust the rear brakes with the wheels on the shop floor or the ground . I slightly push the car forward and backward to feel for drag when adjusting the rear brakes . The least bit of wear on the rear bearings and races can cause drag when the rear wheels meet the road if the rear brakes are adjusted with the car on stands .. The front wheel bearings are tapered . I adjust the front brakes with the car on stands . Wear in the rear wheel bearing set up is quickly taken up when the rear tires meet the road and will cause the rear brakes to drag and get hotter .
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:21 PM   #6
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Some people (like me) drill and tap the emergency brake shaft housing for a zerk fitting.
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