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|I am sure some where in the archives there is an answer but I have not found it. I replaced a rear wheel brake cylinder and back shoes. Don't know why I didn't replace all of them at one time, but I didn't.|
I have bled the brakes and don't think there is any air in them. However, I have to push the brake pedal way down, release and then have a fairly good pedal. I think my problem is with the brake adjustment. I did NOT turn the drums and with the exception of the leaking wheel cylinder and new brake shoes on the rear nothing else changed except I can't get the brakes to adjust tight enough to even drag when I rotate the drums except the one where I replaced the leaking wheel cylinder and it sticks half way through the rotation.
|Mike - I just did the same job. One replaced cylinder and both sets of shoes. I could barely get the drums back over the shoes with the adjusters all the way down. |
Did you have the same problem? If not, perhaps the shoes were the wrong size (wrong car?). In any case, with only one turn on each adjuster I was locked, so I backed off to none. Now, after a 1000 mile run to/back from the Solomons Regional, I need to adjust to get them back up tight.
|I have just the flip side can't get them tight enough and don't know why. Nothing else changed but the the shoes and the cylinder.|
|I think you guy's are missing out on the old art of brake shoe arcing. Here are the instructions on how it was done.|
|I have the same problem I am about one click away from no more adjustment with new lining. A lot replacement lining was not as thick as orginal. Many have solved this problem by shiming or welding to the adjuster. Check out Barneys site he wrote about this http://www.mgaguru.com/mgtech/brakes/bt102.htm Chuck|
This thread was discussed between 05/10/2011 and 07/10/2011
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