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Gear grease on brake pads, salvagable break pads or not

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  • ronrad Jan 31, 2009

    thanks, just like local answers i'm getting 50/50 ya/nah i will ask local parts house workers about the acetone at least i have something to ask, this is a 1976 sierra half tonn with floating axel, axel needs to be removed to get break drum off the drive shaft runs the lenght of the truck, the axel shaft oil ciel was leaking so its gear grease fromthe axel pads look grease free but breaks were grabbing and with the obvous leak of grease i'm assuming there is oil on them thus the grabbing, but there could be a secondary problem unseen, not only do i not wnat to replace good pads if the greaase is not the problem i dont want to take it apart agian.

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Wheres grease come from??drive shaft??.well yes they are re usable clean off with acetone then rough up with some course sandpaper.

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    Colin Stickland Jan 31, 2009

    grease or brake fluid would cause the grabbing,except that brake fluid will wash off with some warm soapy water.Axle grease ??more like its EP90 gear oil its thick and has a horrid smell ,and their is nothing worse than having this run up your arm or laying in it and then having a shower and going out then to start stinking when your in company especially if the company is all la de da and stuck up their own posteriors.Iam a bodgy old mechanic what else do they expect,i make al bundy look posh.Well best of british mate ,just had a thought their should be a drain hole in the back plate at the bottom to allow any oil seal leakage to drain down the back of the brake backplate,its no doubt full of crud so clean it out with a piece of wire .

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