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Left Rear Brake Continuously Sticking

Old 04-17-2009, 09:01 PM
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My left rear drum is constantly tightening itself up and causing it to stick. I have had it apart a couple times before, but the problem still comes back. We adjusted the star part on the drum all the way out to relieve the tension off the drum and get the shoes to quit sticking.

It seems as though the problem was with the E-Brake and the auto adjusting mechanism. We bent it out of the way so it did not interfere again, but much to our dismay, it is. Having this brake stuck really sucks...Its impossible to push around the driveway and will not even roll on a hill!

Please help me out and shoot some suggestions as to what to do my way guys!!! Thanks
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convert to discs or replace worn out parts, they should have an auto adjusting setup for when u reverse and slam on the brakes, they tighten up. if u want to go discs, check this out http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=55953.0
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:32 PM
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mine was doing the same thing last week. got tired of fiddling with it and took it to my brake guy. hasnt been a problem since. dont know what he did but it was a $30 bucks well spent.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:54 AM
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ya we have been messing with the auto adjusters like crazy, even bent it out a little bit to keep it from doing it so much.

Yes we have done the reverse then slam the brakes thing too. This truck is not insured or registered to be on the road, so kinda hard to take it anywhere.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:15 PM
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bumppp

truck is still doing this, does anyone have any suggestions???
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Is there any oil on the shoes? Gear oil.
I would never bend anything in your brake hardware back there. Do you have the cable type of adjuster? I think you do. Is the cable routed along the rear shoe or the front?
Got a close up picture of that LR corner with the drum off?
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:10 PM
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Nope, no oil in there.

It always comes back on its own and readjusts too far. I have whatever these trucks come stock with.

Ill try to get a pic in the next couple days, its out back under a tarp currently...
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Red face

Is it your E-brake cable sticking. You don`t adjust these rear brakes by backing up the rear drum brakes are adjusted and kept adjusted by using the emergency brake when you park etc. The Brakes must be adjusted up first so it all works.

if this is a 4x4 you have one long cable that connects to both sides that is attached to a arm the pivots on a pin that goes through a aluminum housing bolted to the backing plate.

because of the different metals these seize so bad you just cut the steel arm out clean it off and get the block and pin new most Toyota Dealers stock these because it is such a problem.

I have seen some 4x4 vehicles that the #3 bell crank mounted on the inside of the backing plate seizes from sitting so long just look how the emergency brake linkage works. you should be able to figure it out.

That is why bending the arm away from the adjuster didn`t help . I take it once you remove the drum the axle spins rather free.

Now if you have a rear wheel bearing almost ready to explode it could feel just like the brake is hung up.
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Excellent point. I forget that people have to deal with rust and corrosion in many parts of this country.
A visual of the lever moving to apply the e-brake as well as releasing would be good. If it doesn't release on its own, you should be able to physically pull it back into the free position and off you go. If thats the case and you don't have too many hills you can just leave it in gear and avoid using the e-brake until its fixed. But do fix it.
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