Uneven Brake Shoe Wear


Old 12-06-02, 02:26 AM
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Uneven Brake Shoe Wear

My daughter's 66 Mustang 6cyl.
Shows passenger side rear brake wear that is almost to the metal while the driver's side rear shows almost no wear, but the shoe material is cracked.
The fronts are both wearing evenly and show no cracks, there has been no pulling side to side or squeeling.
The brake cylinders have been rebuilt and show no leaks.
I think maybe the auto-adjuster on the drivers's side may not be working? and the passenger's side has been doing double duty.
Thanks in advance,

and a bag of thanks for all the help with the "smog situation"
I'm putting it all back on if I can remove the brass bolts that were used.
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Old 12-06-02, 03:14 AM
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Pitch all the hardware in the rear, one piece is probably hanging up and is junk. Bleed the system thoroughly.

Pitch the wheel cylinders in favor of new ones---most times rebuilding them is for naught. Only rebuild them when new ones are not available.
Old 12-06-02, 04:43 AM
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dont forget to check your emergency brake cables more than likely one is not releasing all the way which will wear one side out quickly.

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