Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: south midwest
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Re: Right rear brake drum sticking, rubbing sound, from emergency brake???
1) Yep- I've got a Wide Glide, ridden him over most of the western US- it has to be a him- ain't no female ever going to carry my butt that far!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
2)That grommet is the opening I'm speaking of. If you can look in there, you should see a ridged wheel essentially right in front of you. That's the adjuster I'm speaking of. I haven't had mine off in 75k or so, so don't hold me to this, but I'm pretty sure there is a self adjusting mechanism on the parking brake. Therefore, you'll actually have to use the brake tool previously mentioned and a smalll thin screwdriver. Push the screwdriver in past the ridged wheel and you should feel a slightly spring loaded plate (meaning as you push, the plate will move away from the ridged wheel and as you release pressure, the plate should push back towards this wheel). Anyway, push the plate away from the ridged wheel and spin it using the brake tool. If you can see it, you may be able to see the threads of the adjuster- you want to screw them in, thus shortening the overall length. If you're going the wrong way, the brake will tighten and the rotor won't turn.
3)For clarification- the rotor is also the brake drum you're used to. The drum is the inside of the rotor "hat". You'll need to remove the caliper bracket to pull the rotor off. It's just two 13/16" bolts, there's no reason to remove the cailper/brake pads, just take them off as a unit and set them on the spring or wire them so that the assembly does truly hang by the brake hose. You'll need to first put the rear on jack stands, then remove the tire/wheel, then the caliper bracket and assembly, then start on releasing the parking brake. You may find that with slight persuasion, the rotor/drum will come off without really releasing the parking brake (assuming you remembered to release the parking brake after she's upon jack stands! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] As long as the parking brake shoes haven't cut into the drum/rotor, it should pull off fairly easily. You could pull the other side to compare parts if needed- it's just the 8 lugs, the 2 caliper bracket bolts and then pull the rotor/drum off. Since there's no noise from the other side, it may come apart easier. Then you'll also be able to see which way to turn the adjuster and whether there's a self adjusting mechanism (and the plate I previously mentioned).
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