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Rear brake locking up in reverse

 
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:17 PM
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Rear brake locking up in reverse

So I got an 84 f250 and when I go into reverse the passenger side drum brake locks up. I can go forward just fine it's only when going backwards. I replaced the drum, shoes and got a new hardware kit and it still does it. I also disconnected the parking brake spring inside the drum but the problems still there. Any ideas what it could be.
 
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:23 PM
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Make sure the long shoe is to the rear, the short shoe is toward the front.
 
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:47 PM
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Yes, only thing I can think is that something got assembled wrong.
 
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I thought I had them in right but I'll check again tomorrow. Anything else I should look for while I'm over there?
 
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Did this problem occur on its own or after you had it apart (for a brake job perhaps)?
 
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:36 PM
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Did this problem occur on its own or after you had it apart (for a brake job perhaps)?
On its own thats why i started replacing everything.
 
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Do you have a loose wheel cylinder or backing plate? Common cause of what you describe. ~Bill
 
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Check for sicking wheel cylinders, they can sometime cause problems like that.
 
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Been thinking about this all day-did you pull the drivers side drum to make sure that side is actually operating correctly/adjusted properly? Other side is gonna lockif one isn't working... ~Bill
 
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Been thinking about this all day-did you pull the drivers side drum to make sure that side is actually operating correctly/adjusted properly? Other side is gonna lockif one isn't working... ~Bill
I haven't checked the other side yet didn't think that would make a difference but that's good to know I'll check that side out next chance I get. The other day I also checked out the shoes to make sure I had them on right, turns out I didn't but I fixed that and the problem is still there. Thanks for all the input guys I appreciate the help
 
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Can the drum be out of round, need turning / replacing?

If you can, put it on jack stands and take the drum off the driver side so that you can compare everything with the passenger side.
 
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Can the drum be out of round, need turning / replacing?

If you can, put it on jack stands and take the drum off the driver side so that you can compare everything with the passenger side.
The drum is brand new. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get the chance to check out the other side
 
 
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