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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 09-29-2003, 09:18 PM   #1
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i dotn knwo whats wrong w/ my brakes....they just dont seem to stay adjusted...i have a broken spring on one side but taht shouldnt cause it... they just dont seem to adjust properly...the shoes look good...the front brakes look good...they are bled right...but i just dont knwo whats wrong w/ it...coudl it be the master cylinder?
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Your adjusters may be shot. Or the little thing that moves the adjuster may be bent or something like that. You can adjust the brakes yourself before you put the drum back on.
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we d id...it fixed it for a little bit but its bad again
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The hardware in your drums may be going bad. Sometimes you have to rebuild the drums with new springs, adjusters, actuators, etc.

I know that one of my adjsuters was not working right because the little arm that turned it would not make contact with the gear anymore.
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how much does it cost to fix that
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At a garage or are you going to do it by yourself?
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myself...and do you fuddy have aim or msn or anything?
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Not much - I would think $30 for a new set of springs and adjusters, etc. You want to try to find a kit that allows you to rebuild the brake.

The other thing you can do is just replace individual parts, like the adjuster or the adjuster actuator or a spring.

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where do i find kits like this? can i find it at like a checkers or something...

www.partsamerica.com if you wnt to see if its on there...or do i have to go to gm or what?
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I found these on Autobarn.com. I imagine one of them is the springs, and one of them is the adjusters.

BRAKE SELF ADJUSTING REPAIR KIT
CARLSON H2644 SELF ADJUSTER REPAIR KIT
Note: self adjusting repair; rear; 225 x 45 drum $16.12
BRAKE DRUM HARDWARE KIT
CARLSON H7287 DRUM HARDWARE KIT
Note: drum all-in-one kit; rear; 225 x 45 drum $11.39

You should be able to get them anywhere. Remember that working on drums can be a pain! Make sure you have a good repair manual. You may also need a special tool, like a spanner.
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