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Re: Brake noise

From: Joe B.
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Date: September 16, 2002


Make sure drum surfaces are smooth. If they were machined too fast this will cause a threading effect on the drum surface. If this is not the problem try sanding the surface of the shoes. If this doesn't work you can try to burnish the brakes. This is done when the vechile is moving at about 45 mph pressing on the brake and gas to try to maintain speed. Warning don't overdo this procedure you don't want to glaze the surface of the shoes you just want to seat them. You also don't want to overheat the brakes you could cause the fluid in the wheel cylinder to boil. Step on the brake for ONLY a sec or two. Good luck Joe B.


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