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Old 05-29-2010
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Rear drum locked up

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went fishin today, parked it on the boat launch to have a place to put stuff, put my parking break on (dont use it THAT much) so i dont somehow roll into the water. going to leave, my truck feels weird, underpowered, but it keeps spinning back right tire. i finally realize, back left tire the brake is rubbing... i drove around, played with e brake pedal and smashed brakes a few times. drove like 20 mins home, and it was smoking. any tips on what to do?
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Try going in reverse and slamming on the brakes. Thats how you adjust the e-break if I remember correctly.

Any signs of leaking around the drum?
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i think it might be leakin. and ill have to try the reverse thing.
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if the reverse thing dosent work, you can also adjust with a flatblade srewdriver thru the back of the drum
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do i need to be movin pretty quick in reverse to do this? its kinda :-\ out now, so ill prolly try it tommorow. gonna take the stang out i guess, not gonna be trapt at home all night
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i heard it was around 10-15mph in reverse
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Yeah I'm pretty sure Stephen is correct on that. If its leaking I would pull the drum cover off and check the wheel cylinders as well, might be time for new ones.
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yeah im sure it is. got like 140k on her now...
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i think that may have worked. i just drove around the block real quick, and i did that a few times. neighbors gave me funny looks lol, flyin in reverse then squealing to a stop
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did not work :-\ might just try overhaulin rear drums.
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