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Knocking in Rear brakes 1999 Saturn

I just changed the rear pads and driums on my car yesterday I took it for a run and when I hit the brakes I have a horrible knocking noise on both sides. I cleaned and greased all the points, adjusted them so that the shoes just hit the drums and still the same effect.

I checked to see if the springs are on right aw well and they are. What am I missing

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  • RonBRonB Apr 09, 2009

    I think my problem is that I have the incorrect rear drums - Sold to me by Autozone. When the care is on blocks with the emergency brake engaged I can rotate the both rear wheels about 3/8" of and inch (outer diameter). The spindle is tight to the wheel and both spindle and wheel move with respect to the drum. Basically, the stud holes in the drum are too larger or the profile of the drum is such that there is not sufficient contact to the inside of the wheel. Anyone else had this problem with Autozone (after market) drums?




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Did u put them on backwards?

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • dudeofdudes Nov 13, 2008

    let me rephrase, check to see if the shoes are reversed.

  • Bjorn Thomassen Aug 21, 2013

    Not quite sure if i get what you mean. It isnt possible to get them wrong due to the grooves of the adjuster rod and the hand brake lever.. Am i beeing stupid.. ?



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