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1999 dodge durango. replaced rear shoes, drums , and whell cylinder. all were wore very bad. new brakes started dragging after driving. hard pedal. had to start vehicle to bleed rear brakes. could something be blocked or acting like a check valve and not letting the pressure release?

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  • reichel1268 Sep 25, 2009

    also replaced springs and hardware with shoes. brakes were smoking to the point you couldnt touch the wheels.

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If you didn't replace the return springs that would most likely be the problem

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • Eliezer Miller Sep 27, 2009

    ok you need to work your way back from the wheel and test or replace each valve

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You need to make sure where the shoes touch the baking plate is lubes, and that the rear brakes are not adjusted too tight. If you use the parking brake make sure the cables are working freely and not sticking. I would make these checks before thinking of a clog in brake lines. The other thing that can cause this is the master cylinder going bad and sticking holding the brakes on.

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