Join Date: Jan 2011
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Dually parking brake or wheel bearing noise
I keep hearing noise that sounds like a wheel bearing when I'm driving. I put the rear end on jack stands, put in drive and after speedo read 50 or 60 mph I jumped out of the truck. The driver rear wheel stopped spinning quickly. The noise was heard on the driver side rear. I pulled the hub off. The seal does not leak. The bearings seem fine. No wear on the axle. I have never replaced the shoes for the parking brake. The ring and pinion bearings were replaced about 100,000 miles ago.
I do see wear on the drum surface for the parking brake shoes. But the shoes are rusted and I did not see any wear marks on the shoes. I don't use the parking brake and I checked the release for the pedal.
Can I eliminate the parking brake parts inside the rear hub?
Should I rebuild / replace the parts and make the cable work?
What else can be causing this noise?
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