Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA.
Right Rear Drum Brake *unfixable!?*
I hope someone on here has an answer to this brake mystery. I have replaced the drums, shoes, cylinders, springs, self adjusters, tires. The drums and shoes several times!!! I have had several mechanics and shops look at this, as well as myself. I have given up. I have been told everything in the book. Everything that I have been told it could be has been replaced! Only my right rear drum brake squeals and grinds when coming to a stop. Not the left side at all! It is for sure my right rear drum, not the fronts, or the left. From 20-0mph, not every time, but, most of the time. If I am on a steep hill it does it the whole time I am stopping until parked. I am lost as to what could be the cause or fix as everything, anyone who knows anything about cars has suggested fails to resolve the issue. Also each time the shoes and drums have been replaced the noise is gone for a week and then starts slowly getting worse over time until it get's back to a full grinding growling when the brakes are applied at slow speeds. I have tried quite sprays, reversing, pulling the e-brake at higher speeds, slamming on the brakes at all speeds, yelling at the car until I am blue in the face, kicking the damn thing, etc. I am fed up and eager for an answer and am tired of throwing money at the problem. I have spent more on replacing parts to resolve this issue than the car is worth, LITERALLY!!! I thank you in advance!!! I will send a case of beer to anyone who provides an answer that leads to the resolve of this issue!!!
Last edited by xSxOxBx; 09-15-2015 at 04:58 PM.