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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:41 am 
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Just bought a 1986, LOW mile El Camino. Odd issue with the brakes and not sure what it could be. Occasionally when I lightly tap the brakes, it's like one of the tires instantly locks up for a second or so. Let go of the brake and reapply and no issue.

Any ideas? Can't tell if maybe it's the old as .... drums out back or there is air in the line... or???


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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:41 am 
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I had a similar problem with my daily driver turned out to be the wheel cylinder.

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:34 am 
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Front or rear?

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:53 am 
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Drivers rear


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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:54 am 
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The guy was 92 years old. He drove it 1,665 miles a year. haha


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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:05 pm 
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I tapped the brakes (it's wet outside) and didn't let go this time. Left a 8 foot tread mark from the back right tire.


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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:07 pm 
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Pull drum check springs.. And adjustments... For lack of use and time sat.. I'm sure there is alot of rust inside the drums

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:30 pm 
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Shoes are on backwards or sticky wheel cylinder, not necessarily in that order.

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:56 pm 
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X2 shoes are on backwards.


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