brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh - Team Camaro Tech
Troubleshooting Diagnosing problems done here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 245
brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

so in the last 3 weeks, i have lowered the car and had the 4 point put in with the subframe connectors as well as the new seats. I was stoked. I had been driving the car sitting on the stock seat with springs going into my A$$.

Here are the problems: When we measured for the 4-point, we used the stock seats (wich i hadnt bolted in all the way), with the stock set up, the bar is more than 6 inches from my head, when we went to put the new seats in, we realized that they sat much higer than the stock hence putting my head 1/2 in from the roof and too close to the bar. Also, since the seats were never bolted in previously, we never realized that the driver side floor pan (which someone replaced previous to me owning the car), is uneven and we had to shim one side by and inch. So now i have to figer out if i can lower the seats at all (and we fabbed the seat mounts so we cant go any lower there) or i have to buy new ones. Also have to figure out if i should replace the driver side floor. OR, if i replace the driver side floor, if that will fix everything.

So, i then drive the car home from inglewood to the valley (for you out of staters, that is not fun on a friday afternoon at 4pm) and wow, what a difference with the subframe connecters tied into the 4 point....get all the way home and my girlfriend calls me from the mall with a dead battery. So i drive over in the camaro with a pal following me (he is building his 70 c10 truck which he is in and we talk a lot of smack), get over to the girlfriend, jump her mustang (i save the wisecrack about how a camaro came to the aid of a mustang), we depart and as i exit the mall, i realize that my rear brakes are stuck on.......have to pull back into the mall and get towed back. BUZZKILL!

THe parking brake is not on......so what the hell is this? It is not the rearend or tranny that i can tell, but the rear brakes are stuck on........any thoughts?

any thoughts on the seat issue... i will post pics later today....

AHHHHH thought i was so much closer.......damn!

thanks, feel better now.


oh yeah, 68 camaro with drums in the corners
D


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by s4dustin; Jan 20th, 07 at 06:49 AM.
s4dustin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 07:00 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Kevin
 
SixtyAte's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: S. Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 5,536
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

I would say the rear shoes are too far out and after rubbing, they heated up and are stuck to the drums. When it cools down you should have been able to roll/drive the car a short distance. Back off on the rear shoes using the star adjuster and it should be fine. Check the shoes for heat cracks and replace them if needed.


Kev
SixtyAte is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 245
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

why would this have happened? and what can i do to minimize the risk in the future. I should have my new brakes in 3 months.....but i still want to drive the car


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
s4dustin is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 11:50 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Kevin
 
SixtyAte's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: S. Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 5,536
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

If the wheel cylinders leaked fluid on the shoes it would cause this so I advise checking that also. A few things like adjusting the brakes too tight, driving with the emergency brake on etc. Have you checked under the car to see if there is slack in the emergency brake cables? If not, adjust that too.


Kev
SixtyAte is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 245
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

i checked the slack and it was fine. i am going to put it on the stands and pull the brakes apart later today.....thanks for the help


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
s4dustin is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 12:43 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 5,277
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

I'll presume these are rear drum brakes. Be sure the shoes are on correctly. There should be one long and one short shoe. I think the long shoe faces forward and the short faces rearward. I could be wrong though.

I doubt you have disc brakes, but I'll offer this anyway. It's not uncommon for the caliper hose to separate internally. The flapping rubber inside the hose can act like a check valve allowing fluid to enter but not escape the caliper piston. If a quick bleed releases the caliper then the hose is suspect.

Dave
========================
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI
dnult is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 07, 02:16 PM
Senior Tech
mike
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: connecticut
Posts: 1,163
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

could be broken hardware, or leaky axle seal too...this problem is often contributed to shoe contamination, especially if the brakes havent been apart, then all of a sudden screwing up...look at the backing plates for oily residue, and when drums are off, pull back dust boots on whl cyls to see if they`re leaking...
kustomwerker is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 07, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 245
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

the hardware for the e-brake was bent to SH+t. almost in 2 pieces. i will get a spring kit and put it all back together. I should have my new discs in the next 2-3 months so.......


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
s4dustin is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 07, 01:06 AM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,353
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

short brake shoe goes on the from and the larger is the rear

you might also want to check and see that the cable slides freely inside the jacket or whatever, outer tubing, i dont know what to call it
my friends froze up when the parking brake was applied and stuck there
400bird is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 07, 11:20 AM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 5,277
Re: brakes locked up, seats dont fit....ahhhh

Quote:
Originally Posted by 400bird View Post
short brake shoe goes on the front and the larger is the rear
Thanks Bird.

Dave
========================
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI
dnult is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spongy brake pedal, possible glazing of front brakes? cody Brakes, Suspension & Steering 14 Dec 6th, 06 11:19 PM
Comments on "Direct Fit Brakes, INC" sweeks68Camaro Brakes, Suspension & Steering 1 Mar 26th, 06 10:00 AM
moser with bear brakes do fit awesometool Brakes, Suspension & Steering 7 Mar 21st, 06 04:16 PM
JimM's brakes JimM Brakes, Suspension & Steering 41 Mar 8th, 06 05:39 PM
Will 70 steering and brakes fit a 67? curtis26 Brakes, Suspension & Steering 4 Feb 15th, 06 05:26 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome