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Rear drums heat up on Dodge 3500 dually - diesel

Grease seals went out, soaked brake pads - replaced seals, new brake shoes, the rear housing is full of lubricant - the center hub is cool to touch so it is not overtightened wheel bearings, had two mechanics to look at it, no solution - they say to drive it - the drums are hot but not hot enough to blister you

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  • jlbales Apr 23, 2009

    no, all seam to be fine with the seals

  • jlbales Apr 23, 2009

    the brake drums are still heating up

  • Robert Debison May 11, 2010

    brakes do generate a lot of heat anyway..rear flexhose may be causing wheel cylinders to stick..do wheel cylinders move freely?brakes aren't adjusted up too much?

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    back off the brakes a little so they dont drag so much

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I am really un-clear here what your concern is???

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    are u saying the grease is still leaking?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    rear brake pad replacement dually

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Check the load valve under the bed for proper operation..it is controlled by the weight placed in the bed, if its faulty, it could put to much brake to the rear wheels.

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