Question about Chevrolet Lumina
Check and make sure the rear axle bearing are good. One maybe going bad also check the universal joint on the drive shaft to make sure there is no wear there as well. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 22, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: rear brakes lock up
Not wanting to be too general but at least trying to help I would suggest
looking under the back end, and specifically at the rear backing plates
and to the insides of the rear wheels, to see if you notice any fluids
dripping. If these are drum brakes, then you could very well have either
a wheel cylinder leaking brake fluid, causing the brake shoe linings to swell
up, or it could be a leaking axle seal, allowing differential gear lube out,
which will also cause the linings to swell, and minor braking will cause
that particular side to lock up.
If this vehicle has rear disk brakes, or was just recently changed from rear drum brakes to rear disk brakes, it is possible that the proportioning valve in the brake line was not changed to match with the disk setup.
Drum brakes operate at approximately ten pounds per square inch pressure (10 PSI) whereas disk units operate at a lower pressure of about 2 PSI.
Just some things to look at. Some brake fluids have no smell, others are very distinctive in odor, and differential gear lube has a very distinct odor...not hard to miss once you've smelled it.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
SOURCE: REAR BRAKES
i think your aware of how to change the brakes if im right and your problem is the rusted drum doesnt want to come off the only way to get the old drum off is to remove adjuster plug from behind drum dustshield and adjust the shoes so that there not even close to the braking area of the drum then try and wiggle the drum off of the assembly if it is not coming off then you need to use the old nylon hammer on the drum and i mean you must hit the drum from side to side trying by hand to wiggle the drum off its a tight fit and you need to strike the drum on the face not on the fins not wanting to damage with persistance and care and patience you will eventually be able to remove the drum to service brakes take care and good luck with it
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
I believe the bar should have a spring attached to it or relatively close by. when you let go of the brake, the spring pulls the shoes off of the drum and the bar keeps the brakes where they are and does not allow them to be pull back too far away from the drum
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
I replaced the brake pads on a '94 Chrysler town and country, I had the rotors turned also, I did not use any anti-vibration substance on the shoes. I hear a clicking noise from front brakes.
Posted on May 31, 2013
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