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Old 04-09-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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I have noticed that every so often the rear wheel on the drivers side makes a clicking sounds just before the car comes to a complete stop. Fronts were done a year ago and the rears two years ago. I have not cleaned the brakes since winter, so Im wondering if there is just a build up of brake dust and salt or is this another problem?
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Clicking in the rear brake is something to look into.
Remove the wheel and drum and inspect. Also check the shoe adjustment, sometimes the adjusters don't work properly.
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Thanks SSE
I'm going to look at it tomorrow. It only seems to make the sound at low speeds. what am I looking for in the shoes? can this be caused by winter grime? or does it need to be re-alinged?
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It could be a number of things.
Shoes out of adjustment.
Drum needs turning.
Buildup of dust.
Spring unhooked.
I have even seen loose rivets on the shoes.
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It could be a number of things.
Shoes out of adjustment.
Drum needs turning.
Buildup of dust.
Spring unhooked.
I have even seen loose rivets on the shoes.
This helps a lot. I've got do do some erands, but I raise her up remove the wheel and see what I can find.......
I'll take some pics too- hopefully its nothing too serious.
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Well as it turned out-
the drum was just really dirty. Cleaned it up, and no squeek, no more click.
thanks for the info SSE.
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No problem, glad it worked out to be something simple.
Sometimes when the drums get dirty its from a small leak in the rear wheel cylinders which makes the dust tacky.
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