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An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
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Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 26
Location : Bethel ME

PostSubject: Rear drums way too touchy   Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:49 pm

I Doing around 75 or so and hit the brakes and the rear drums just locked up on me and sent me into a drift. That was fun and great, but I really don't wanna do it again. How can I loosen the shoes? Do I just jack the car up and use a crowbar to loosen the adjuster and feel for play? Or what?
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Join date : 2009-01-21
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PostSubject: Re: Rear drums way too touchy   Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:47 pm

Take the tires off, pull the drums off and see how much pad you have left. Post up some pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear drums way too touchy   Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:29 pm

Stop braking! Problem solved. Razz

I would back the adjusters off one to two full turns and check the condition of the shoes, and hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear drums way too touchy   Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:57 pm

Brakes are over-rated. Just take em off and throw em away. These cars do come with airbags you know, and it's not like it's hard to find a solid tree near where you want to be stopped. It's harder for us in the city cause there are fewer trees and pedastrians don't do a very good job of bringing such large vehicles to a stop. I mean you need alot of them, or one really large one, to even slow down the huge amount of mass that we roll across the Earth everyday. And I'm not going to make a joke at Crovo's expense even though I see two places for a really funny comment just in that last sentence alone Wink

Now to be honest if your locking up the brakes you may need to look into how well the abs is functioning after your done doing what the other guys suggested.
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