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DRUM TYPE BRAKES USUALLY COME WITH A STAR ADJUSTER.
TYPE WHEEL IF THE AUTOMATIC ADJUST STOP IS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONED OVER THE WHEEL YOU WILL GET THE CLICKING NOISE
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
Never use grease in drum brakes. Did you have drums turned when
you did brake job? If not it could be hard spot in cast iron drum. Other ppossibility is if drums were turned and they didn't grind drum after
turnning, could have groves like a record on surface which causes \
shoes to be pulled away from backing plate then will snap back.
These two items are what I have always found to be problems with clicking noise. Only other possibilty is crack in one of the drums.
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you need to inspect your backing plates for grooves in the pads where the brake shoes contact the backing plate. during a break job these spots are supposed to be lubed with proper non grease brake backing plate lube. some people use never sieze compound... also make sure brake shoes were installed correctly having the primary and secondary shoe correctly in it's place, if you have grooves in your backing plates then the shoes will bounce up and down as they move across the groves this will make a clicking noise, also have seen cracked brake drums make noise... give close inspection with wheels off , if you can jack rear of car off ground support with jack stands , chalk front wheels , then remove wheels on both sides but use a lug nut to hold brake drum on securley, now have someone watch and listen and watch as you let wheels spin under power of engine at low rpm , inspect and watch for possible clues...please rate my help, thanks...
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
make sure that you have the springs in the right positions. look very closly. i had the same problem one time and it turned out that i had the sprng in backwars and it was striking the drum. the best thing to do i drive it for a while like 10 15 miles kilomerts and then take off the drums again. look around for springss that are worn shiny paint missing. it could also be a piece of rust caught in there somewhere
Posted on May 04, 2009
As you removed the brakes ,there is an adjuster on the bottom ,where the shoes go together .Is that adjusted down so to allow the drums to go on? If so some autos have a definate forward and rear shoe ,that may be looked at! Hope this helps!
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Posted on Jul 12, 2009
check and see if there is a lock ring over 1 of your wheel studs ,if not then the worn out shoe is holding it on and you have to get under the car with a screwdriver and turn the shoe adjuster back till you can remove the drum!
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
You will need to loosen the adjusting clip. In the back of the brake plate where you would bleed the brakes and at the bottom of that plate is a hole that probably has a rubber plug in it. Pop that plug out and put it someplace you won't loose it.
Then take a screw driver, (they have a regular break adjusting tool for this) But a screw driver will work. There is a little toothed wheel onthe other side of the plate down at the bottom of the brakes in the middle.
You need to back that off a little until the shoe compress back in so the hub will fit back over them.
I am assuming these are shoe brakes and not disk brakes correct?? Once you get the shoes compressed and the drum on and the wheel all the way back together then drive the car in reverse and hit the brakes semi hard. They have an automatic brake adjust that in reverse will set them properly. Do that several times and you will be good to go. Now if these are disk brakes You may need to take off the other side to see if you replaced them correctly by looking at both sides and comparing the two. I see no other reason why the hub would give you problems otherwise. Wile you have that hub off if they are disk brakes you may want to add some grease to the berrings just for good measure. Let me know how we come out. Its hard for me to help without seeing the situation. If these are drum brakes you will need to bleed them after you get them back together. Let me know and If you don't know how to do this I will guide you through the process. The Raz
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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