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mattyboy199
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   12th Oct 03 at 01:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fucking hard to replace are nt they, got a few questions managed to get the assembly back together & on again, i ve only done one side so far, but my brakes feels fucked when i depress the pedal.

Can you give some tips on setting them up also can i asjust the shoes cause their constantly engaged / rubbong agaist the drum wall.

The springs are all connected up, theres an adjustable bar which sits between the diaphram with an adjuster (bolt) on it, should this be as long as possible or as short possible any help will be appreciated.



Thanks


[Edited on 12-10-2003 by mattyboy199]
Kris TD
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12th Oct 03 at 09:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u havent put them back together properly if they are constantly enguaged. push the pistons in then put it back together. sounds like the self adjusting mechanism isnt put back right.
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12th Oct 03 at 17:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone ?

I ve sorted it jus want to confirm the above

when you press the brake the self adjuster plate turns the bolt thingy & changes the travel then the self adjuster plate should return to its normal place correct ?

[Edited on 12-10-2003 by mattyboy199]
Kris TD
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sounds about right, you shouldnt depress the brake pedal with the drums of though, thats how cylinders split.

you should hear it clicking a few times when first done. the drum should be fairly easy to turn but with some resistance.
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sounds about right, you shouldnt depress the brake pedal with the drums of though, thats how cylinders split.

Cylinders split how would i know if its spilt ?

you should hear it clicking a few times when first done. the drum should be fairly easy to turn but with some resistance.

Yeah heard the clicking noise then it stopped why ?
Kris TD
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12th Oct 03 at 18:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1. u will know if its split cos brake fluid will start pissing out

2. the clicking stopped because they have adjusted properly.

you sound like you have done it correctly fella
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thank fuck for that i lost the hand break & all pressure in the system for a while
Kris TD
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12th Oct 03 at 18:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah that'll be right. i broke those tiny little start clip things and the whole handbrake and rear brakes didnt work, supprizing what 12p's worth of parts can stop working.
mattyboy199
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12th Oct 03 at 18:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

start clips ?
Kris TD
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star clips i meen lol
mattyboy199
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can t see them doing alot anyway ? or do they what way would they effect the breaks without then
mattyboy199
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Right got a problem now, something is rubbing on the outer drum casing, would people recommend using the fitting kit when renewing brake shoes please help this matter is urgent ?
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13th Oct 03 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bump ity bump#


HELP me !
Kris TD
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erm i cant really help anymore without seeing them to be honest, best to take the drum off and start again fella, use one side as a template for the other.
mattyboy199
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13th Oct 03 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Do you recon its worth replacing the adjuster struts ?
Kris TD
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no, mine havce done 143 k and are still fine.
mattyboy199
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but i m sure everything is in place it don t make sense did you use the fitting kit ?
Kris TD
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no, ive never seen a fitting kit.
mattyboy199
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13th Oct 03 at 18:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Halfords do it, consists of basically all the springs.

Mate, What do the star clips do then ?
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13th Oct 03 at 18:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they clip the lever for the adjuster onto one of the shoes.

[Edited on 13-10-2003 by Kris TD]
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i thought so
mattyboy199
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god man its driving me mad will attempt to sort it one more time then i will buy new adjuster struts & plates

[Edited on 13-10-2003 by mattyboy199]
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bump ity bump

 
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