Does 1995 Fleetwood Brougham come with 11" x 2" rear brakes? ......
Does 1995 Fleetwood Brougham come with 11" x 2" rear brakes? My rear brakes are dragging. I plan to replace wheel cylinders, assuming a sticky piston is the culprit. The hardware looked good (adjuster, etc. no rust).
Done it several times per manual and many videos on youtube. Still something is wrong. I was driving for a very limited time VERY carefully locally with the rear brakes disabled. That's how I knew they were dragging. Felt immediate increase in power and fuel economy.Bad assumption. First step is to free up the star wheel adjusters and actually adjust the brakes correctly.
D....The hardware looked good (adjuster, etc. no rust).
The wheel cylinders were replaced some eight years ago and the hardware just a couple of years ago. Everything looks clean. i do not like the concept of drum brakes at all. I do not think they are much lighter than disc brakes. Of course I can use new hardware, but am sure that's not the problem.For as cheap as they are, I'd be trying to make any excuse possible to replace ALL the hardware; springs, retractor arm and bushing, pins, retainers.... Not only are they wear items, but fresh is also the best way to stack the deck in the favor of the other parts working properly (cylinders, adjusters...) I got two complete kits when I did all-new drums-shoes-cylinders at 53,XXX.
BTW I've never experienced reliable functioning auto-adjusters on any drum car I ever owned. Maybe a few times the old "slam on the brakes at 30 in reverse worked, but most reliable is in the air with manual friction fit.
Last thing: I cleaned and lubed those adjusters - they were sticky and all bound up.
..... i do not like the concept of drum brakes at all. I do not think they are much lighter than disc brakes. ......
Yes. Limos are slightly larger. Dragging could be leaking bearing/seal galling the shoes.
Good point. I guess fastest way to tell if a real livery limo is it'll have no ABS/TC.