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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 03, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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heres the problem, i put a new wheel cylinder on my dads car and got the brakes bleed and so on worked fine, then i went to put on the wheel and tightened everything down and then tried to turn the wheel forwards. For a 1/4 of a turn of the wheel it was fine but then just stops and is hard to push from there on. so today i took the wheel off and with just the drum i tightened it down and sure enough same thing still tight. (so i know the drum is causeing it) but if you take off the wheel nuts and leave the drum on it turns freely. has this happend to anyone, if so what is the matter with it? ive looked for places it could catch and so on but im just not finding anything
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 03, 07:44 AM
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New shoes too?

How close to the drum are the shoes when you slide it on? The drum should be pretty close and be slightly snug sliding it over the shoes.
Look at the shoes and make sure you put them back in the same posiitons. Someone here will know for sure but the front and the rear shoe will wear differently top to bottom and should go back in the same positions, especially if all you did was replace the cylinder and nothing else.

Just guessing but it sounds like the drum needs to be turned and trued up. Sounds like warping to me. If they've never been turned, have them both done, or all 4.

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I hope you didn't heat the drum to get it off..! Sounds like a warped drum

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 03, 07:11 PM
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Before removing a drum, you should mark it and the hub so you can later replace the drum in exactly the same spot on the hub...
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