Question about 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Had the brakes done and now the passenger side rear brake locks up and releases at slow speeds and squeals at higher speeds. The brake mechanics replaced the drum 3 times now but the problem keeps coming back. They now say it needs a new rear hub, but I have lost my trust in these guys. What do you think?
I think it is time to find an accredited brake specialist . At the best with a hub it may be bad wheel bearings but I consider it a problem with the mechanics and their lack of commitment to fixing your problem
Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Testimonial: "I took it to Advanced Auto Service & Tire Center. I thought they were accredited, but their explanations don't sound right to me. We had the rear brakes done first, that's when we started to have the problem. At that time they said the problem was because we didn't have the front brakes done yet. Then when we had the front brakes done, they had to replace a rear drum. Then the same problem occurred and they replaced same drum again, but said they won't warranty it again. Now they say it is the hub, that its not holing the rim centered."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Bad PROPORTION VALVE ... the back brakes should only be doing 30% of the stopping with a bad proportion valve it will send more pressure to the back during braking and cause it to lock up. Good Luck and thanks for using FIX YA
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Same here guys damn brakes stick can only go in reverse. However i do find storing the car in a warm garagef yo can get there) usally will fix the problem after a few kicks to the bck ties whne the cars warmed up
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: REAR BRAKE DRUM WON,T COME OFF
Make sure the wheel turns and adjuster backed off . If you can see a Countersunk screw in the face of the hub remove it. If hitting it fails , usually you can see two small 8,10 or 12 mm holes in the face of the hub . Find the correct bolts and screw them into the the hub , it should force the the drum to pop off . What car is it , and does it have tapered wheel bearings on the outside of the drum?
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Was this problem there before you changed the Brake shoes. The cavalier has shoes on the rear.
It seems like the leaning show the SHORT one is not facing the front of the car where it should be. If you check the shoes one is shorter than the other in a set. Hope this works. Some model year Cavalier also had a problem with the Backing plate the plate the shoes attaches to.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
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