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 Post subject: Dragging brakes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:11 pm 
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Car Model: 1962 Dodge Dart
Hi all,

I've just put on a new drum, brakes, and hardware (minus the lower spring). I have adjusted the brakes until the wheel will spin with moderate force a little over one rotation. If I stop the vehicle, then release the brakes the car will move forward under its own power. I hear no noises, but I can smell the brake and the hub gets hot enough that if I spit on it it sizzles off immediately (which is different than the other side).

I had just pulled the axle. I had attempted and failed to pull the hub with a puller. As far as I could tell nothing had moved at all. When I reinstalled the axle I greased the original bearing and reinstalled everything in the order I had removed it, minus installing a new gasket between the axle housing and the shims. The gasket might have been marginally thicker than the old one.

Any suggestions on this? Keep backing off the brake?

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Dragging brakes
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:32 pm 
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If you have *working* self-adjusters you could keep backing of the adjuster until it is not dragging and let the adjusters try to do the adjusting. You may have to clean and lightly grease the adjusters.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragging brakes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:32 pm 
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Chuck wrote:
If you have *working* self-adjusters you could keep backing of the adjuster until it is not dragging and let the adjusters try to do the adjusting. You may have to clean and lightly grease the adjusters.

Alright, we will try this on my friend's new project after it returns from the shop for the installation of the new tires from 4Wheelonline plus the alignment.


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 Post subject: Re: Dragging brakes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:04 am 
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1. Year, model, 9" or 10" brakes?
2. Why minus the lower spring?
3. Adjust the starwheel, stomp the brakes hard to recentre the shoes, adjust the starwheel, stomp the brakes to recentre the shoes, etc until you get them where they're supposed to be.

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