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I changed the shoes on my rear brakes. I had trouble getting the Drums back on. I finally was able to compress the shoes enough for the Drums to slide on. Now every time I stop, and start to roll, I get an ear splitting Moan from the brakes. (not a normal squeak)

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  • tinner4u Jul 11, 2010

    Thnx again for your help. John F.



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Sometimes the shoes are boxed wrong,or the parts store looked up the wrong ones,I would go back and and see what the parts store says,but they are most likely wrong for the car,they could have been made wrong also.

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  • tinner4u Jul 11, 2010

    I do believe the shoes were correct. As I looked up the part # myself, & checked to make sure they were the same as the old ones before I installed them.
    Could I have missed doing something during the installation? The two top springs were not that tight.
    They seemed to go on to easily, & didn't stretch much at all.

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Jul 11, 2010

    If you did not put them back in the right hole for the spring,it is possible,but the thickness of the shoe is what I was talking about,I have seen the manufacture make them wrong to,but check the springs out,and see if they are in the right place,if there is no other hole for the springs,then the shoes are made wrong.

  • tinner4u Jul 11, 2010

    Thnx. I checked and the Part# is correct. If they were made wrong, I'll change them.
    Could it possibly help to have the Drums cut? They looked really good, but the old Shoes were worn Irregularly. (If thats a Word)

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Jul 11, 2010

    It always helps to turn the drums,but I dont think that is the problem.



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