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Rear Drum Brakes Change

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Ganges, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Tfians,

    Whats the life of rear drum brakes? when i need to check this ? My ride have done 84K Kms till now never checked,is this the right time to check/change ?
  2. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    As long as you are not able to push the car when the handbrake is engaged, you need not worry.

    I guess the brakes shoes are of the self-adjusting type and would adjust themselves as they wear out.
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  3. PatchyBoy

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    Yes they are self-adjusting type. But 84 K is a lot. The shoes can harden up due to the constant heating - cooling cycle. While they may have enough bite to hold back a parked car, they may not be contributing the optimal 30% brake force when used with the car running, meaning the the brake force will be more biased to the front, than necessary.

    Better to get it replaced. They are not a very expensive component.

    Rajan
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  4. SoumenPaul

    SoumenPaul Regolare

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    I changed at 60k , FASS charged around 3.5k IIRC.
  5. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Ganges anna thinks on behalf of me all the time, thanks for the thread anna.

    I have been hearing a faint keeek... sound from the rear of my car whenever i engage the reverse gear in my office parking lot. I wasn't sure for a few days what was causing the noise, Last week i realized that it was actually from the drum brake and not the Reverse gear and happens everytime i release the brake, however the noise is heard only in the parking lot where all noises are magnified.

    Im hoping that the springs are making the noise and some lubrication would sort it out, but given that my car has done around 67K will use the opportunity to change the pads if they seem to have reached EOL.
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  6. Jotinder

    Jotinder Regolare

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    I changed mine at 60K and it made a huge difference to braking.
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  7. SHASHANKREDDY

    SHASHANKREDDY Superiore

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    Last time i checked @60k Kms service. Mechanic said it can be changed @ 75k Kms.
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  8. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    i will change it during 90K Kms service.
  9. Flywheel

    Flywheel Regolare

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    I had the exact same sound in my Punto, just a little lubrication should sort things out. Mine was at 60K when I started hearing this noise.
  10. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Champs,

    i'm planning to change the rear drum brake shoe.i believe this is the only thing is required to change the rear brakes ? Will get it done at local garage.As F for FIAT service centre is not available at my location.

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