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Squealing Noise from Back of Truck

Good morning,

I have a squealing noise coming from the back of my truck. I believe that it is somehow connected to the break system because when I step on the breaks is often increases or if it is not squealing at the moment it sometimes starts to squeal. It is not entirely consistent though; sometimes it won't change the sound much.

I jerked the breaks apart and the shoes look pretty good. They're about 5-7/32" thick. I noticed the break drum was fitting pretty tight so I loosened the tensioner at the bottom of the break.

After I did this I also noticed that the break fluid was a little low and so I added some. I haven't tested it yet as it is still up on the blocks.

Do you have any thoughts of what I should check into further to find out whatever is making the squealing sound?


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  • jp97 Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks Mr. Scary! I'm just getting into really working on my truck a lot so pardon my ignorance.

    By overhaul, you mean take it completely apart, replace the break shoes, clean it up, and replace any other parts that look live they are worn as well. Correct?



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It could be that the Compression Cylinders inside the Drums at the Top are Worn and are Pressing all the Way out. I would Overhaul Both sides, Inside and Out.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 15, 2009

    No Problem! Yes. Makes Sure also to Rebuild the Cylinders. They come apart on Each side where the Rubber Boots are. You will need to remove the Glaze on the Inside of these.



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