Caddy back brakes binding

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Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi guys

Can i have some help please

I replaced my back caddy bakkie back shoes, bought ATE brand, its drum shoes, my brakes keeps binding more like it doesnt release,

Brakes was put in exactly i took the old ones out, also bleed all brake lines after replacement

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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by panic-mechanic » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:11 am

You either installed something incorectly or simply pulled the adjuster too far down. When you put them in new you have to put the adjuster wedge all the way at the top at it's thinnest section.
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:52 am

The adjust was at the fullest top, when assemble the disk turns freely the moment you start stepping on the brakes or handbrake it start binding, i was thinking maybe the hand brake lever at the shoes does not release at its fullest, the lever where the cable attach to
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by panic-mechanic » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:51 am

Possibly you installed something wrong.
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:52 am

Thanks Panic

Will check this weekend and revert back
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Any good place where i can take the bakkie to check my braking out, if i cant get it fixed this weekend

In roodepoort, krugersdorp area

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Post by panic-mechanic » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm

Go visit wikus at delarey goldwgen. he probably knows those backwards.
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Post by Warm caddy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:37 pm

Thanks Panic,
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:34 am

So i took the car to a place in roodepoort the engin man, apparently the linings were not right and some springs, brakes is much beter but still abit of binding when cold but for a very short period then its fine
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by ICE King » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:08 pm

If adjuster is set correctly , check if the hand brake needs adjusting.

The handbrake needs at least 3-4 "clicks" before fully braking - anything less will cause binding.

If not then check if your hand brake cables (underneath the car) that they are not bulging and running incorrectly.
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:47 am

Hand brake cables seems fine what is strange is that this only happens when cold after a km of running it seems to getting loose and starts running freely

Hand brake takes fully around 5 clicks
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:55 am

It seems like brake linings were to thick, now after few days the brakes are loose and freely,

Thanks for all the advice
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by ICE King » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:21 pm

Sounds correct! glad you sorted

Forgot that those shoes are relined.
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Re: Caddy back brakes binding

Post by Warm caddy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:36 am

Thanks guys for the help
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