As the topic title says, my drums are getting stuck after it rains (with and without driving) and also in the winter. I figured this problem would go away when I did my brake job (new rear shoes and greased all the backing plate areas and got new drums). I didn't replace the springs/adjusters because everything was in fairly good shape, no major rust and the adjusters were smooth.
Today was the first hard rain in about a 3 month period. I was leaving the parking lot at work to get lunch....and the truck wouldn't move (it had done this in the winter as well) I checked to make sure the parking brake was released...YES.
Proceeded to launch the truck to un-stick the drums...... and after 2 attempts, the truck frees itself...
While braking at a nearby stop light, both rear tires locked up and chirped and made the *** end of the truck rise up HIGH, and the front dive.
Well. Here is my dillema.
ITs been about 4000 miles since I did the new shoes/drums.
I will see if NOT using the parking brake while wet out will help this situation.
The main thing bothering me is this makes me look like an ***, revving up to around 6000rpms to launch the truck out of a parking spot in a 5mph speed zone.....and then when braking lightly for the first few times, the brakes grab HARD (I have had all other vehicles do this) I understand the surface of the rotors and drums get a light rust on them....and the first attempts to brake are usually grabby.....but not THIS grabby,
My ABS light NEVER comes on as my drums lock up....would this be becase of the front not locking....so the ABS ring doesn't send its signal to do the ABS pedal dance.....?
Sorry for the long post, but this is frustrating.