brakes on oldsmobile silhouette

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Old 04-26-06, 03:21 PM
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brakes on oldsmobile silhouette

have 2000 silhouette premier , rear brakes make a squeaking sound after coming to stop, no noise during normal braking. drums look good, 75% of shoes remaining. pulled drum off and wheel cylinders seem to be leakong a little, rear driver side more than passenger side. any information would greatly be appreciated.
 
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Old 04-26-06, 03:39 PM
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If the shoes look glazed...there is your problem. You could have brake fluid imbedded in the shoes and glazed. They are toast and so is the cylinder. The cylinder is up top and any fluid that leaks is going to wind up on the drum and mix with asbestos powder and be picked up by the shoes where heat will imbed it in the shoe and glaze them. Lightly sanding the shoes could *possibly* help, if not soaked in too deep. But with the ongoing leak, you really need to address the leak. You need a brake job, irregardless that you have that much shoe remaining. Sorry.
 
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Old 04-26-06, 03:46 PM
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brakes on silhouette

thanks DaVeBoy, what i figured.
 
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