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Why would I hear like a popping sound on rear drum brakes on a 1991 chevy lumina euro when stopping at slow speeds? Brakes work fine. Don't hear it when stopping at high speeds changed shoes drums

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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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  • Mike Wetzel
    Mike Wetzel Apr 22, 2017

    Wouldn't I hear it all the time if one of those were bad? I only hear it when braking Atlanta slow speeds

  • Jerry Ross
    Jerry Ross Apr 22, 2017

    The noise is probably there all of the time it is just when you are able to hear it.

  • Mike Wetzel
    Mike Wetzel Apr 22, 2017

    Ok thanks. Guess I will check it out further. I do know that as soon as I quit braking the noise stops

  • Jerry Ross
    Jerry Ross Apr 22, 2017

    My first thoughts on this was that the warning springs on the brake shoes were rubbing but you said you changed the brakes. You might think about removing them if there is any on the shoes. Are these brakes bands or disc brakes.

  • Mike Wetzel
    Mike Wetzel Apr 22, 2017

    I just went and looked and I have pads -disc not shoes. They don't look too bad plenty left but if I kick the drivers side rear tire I can hear a rattle this car is front wheel drive

  • Mike Wetzel
    Mike Wetzel Apr 22, 2017

    I just went and looked and I have pads -disc not shoes. They don't look too bad plenty left but if I kick the drivers side rear tire I can hear a rattle this car is front wheel drive

  • Jerry Ross
    Jerry Ross Apr 23, 2017

    The pads have a metal piece on them that squeezes when they get worn and sometimes that happens early. Now if you can kick the tire and get the same rattle try taking the hub cap or wheel off and switch with a known good one and see if it is still the same. I thought it had disc brakes but was not sure and I realize it is front wheel drive so there in not much in the rear of the car to rattle when you apply the brakes.

  • Mike Wetzel
    Mike Wetzel Apr 23, 2017

    Thanks for your input, I am going to take wheel off tomorrow and see what is loose in there Hopefully something simple

  • Jerry Ross
    Jerry Ross Apr 23, 2017

    Good Luck

  • Mike Wetzel
    Mike Wetzel Apr 23, 2017

    Pulled rear wheels and everything looked good no leaks pads and rotors good. Only thing I saw was rotor was loose or is it supposed to be? That was the rattle I heard when I kicked the tire. The other side was not like that

  • Jerry Ross
    Jerry Ross Apr 23, 2017

    The rotor should not be loose except when it turn through the caliper and the pads are released. If you are finding anything else you need to fix or replace it. I hope I have explained this correctly. Again the rotor should turn when the wheel turns and the pads ore released it should not move in or out.

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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

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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

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SOURCE: Rear Brake Noise

The rear wheel bearing is cause of failure .
I would have the rear hub and bearing assemlby replaced.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear drum brakes system operation

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

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SOURCE: Chrysler Town & Country Minivan Rear Drum Brakes

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.

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