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FREELANDER REAR BRAKES STICKING

Discussion in 'alt.fan.landrover' started by Teeafit, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Teeafit

    Teeafit Guest

    My 2001MY Freelander has a nastly little habit when parked with the
    handbrake on after heavy rain/pressure washing. The rear brake shoes
    appear to stick to the drums, and a little rocking backwards and
    forwards is required the next morning to free them off (with a loud
    clonk!) If I park the vehicle dry, it never happens.

    I've stripped everything out, and cleaned/freed off everything that
    moves, but it persists. I've had shoes stick to drums before on
    vehicles, but only when parked up for months - this is just overnight.

    It's almost as though there's a metallic content in the linings which
    rusts and adheres to the drum surface... but I'm not suggesting that
    that IS the case, because why? In all other respects the brakes and
    handbrake work fine.

    I COULD leave the handbrake off, of course... but that's not my normal
    habit, and I don't want to start it. Anyone any thoughts on this?

    GRAME ALDOUS, Yorkshire

     
  2. Bear

    Bear Guest


    "Teeafit" <teeafit@teeafit.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1160845943.830992.261960@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
    > My 2001MY Freelander has a nastly little habit when parked with the
    > handbrake on after heavy rain/pressure washing. The rear brake shoes
    > appear to stick to the drums, and a little rocking backwards and
    > forwards is required the next morning to free them off (with a loud
    > clonk!) If I park the vehicle dry, it never happens.
    >
    > I've stripped everything out, and cleaned/freed off everything that
    > moves, but it persists. I've had shoes stick to drums before on
    > vehicles, but only when parked up for months - this is just overnight.
    >
    > It's almost as though there's a metallic content in the linings which
    > rusts and adheres to the drum surface... but I'm not suggesting that
    > that IS the case, because why? In all other respects the brakes and
    > handbrake work fine.
    >
    > I COULD leave the handbrake off, of course... but that's not my normal
    > habit, and I don't want to start it. Anyone any thoughts on this?
    >
    > GRAME ALDOUS, Yorkshire
    >

    Sounds like the handbrake cable is sticking, or the handbrake mech on the
    trailing shoe is seizing behind the shoe. If you have free movement on the
    shoe arm, then it points to the handbrake cable. Is it both sides that stick
    on?
    Check the handbrake cable outer, you'll probably find somewhere that it has
    cracked and is full of crap.




    Nigel


     
  3. Teeafit

    Teeafit Guest

    Nigel --

    Well, I considered the cable of course, but when I had the brakes
    stripped down (so it's not the adjusters or linkage at the backplate)
    the cable seemed to be working freely, although that WAS on a dry day.
    I WILL re-investigate what you suggest, but my gut feeling is that it
    lies in the shoes themselves somehow.

    BTW, it can be on either or both sides of the car.

    GRAEME ALDOUS, Yorkshire

     
  4. Bear

    Bear Guest


    "Teeafit" <teeafit@teeafit.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1160898257.033650.199440@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    > Nigel --
    >
    > Well, I considered the cable of course, but when I had the brakes
    > stripped down (so it's not the adjusters or linkage at the backplate)
    > the cable seemed to be working freely, although that WAS on a dry day.
    > I WILL re-investigate what you suggest, but my gut feeling is that it
    > lies in the shoes themselves somehow.
    >
    > BTW, it can be on either or both sides of the car.
    >
    > GRAEME ALDOUS, Yorkshire


    Strange indeed, are you still on the original Landrover shoes?

    It maybe worth power washing the car, then remove the drums and check for
    water ingress. My Freelander is the same age and the only time I've noticed
    any water in the drums is when wadding. You still have the inspection covers
    on the backplate?

    Take spam out of the address and email me off line.


    Nigel


     
  5. Teeafit

    Teeafit Guest

    Found a/the problem -- when I took it for its 60K service yesterday,
    the garage noticed that the lining was coming unstuck from a shoe on
    both sides. Now, I don't know whether or not that was CAUSING the
    problem, or as a result of the problem. Either way, the shoes (which
    still had a lot of meat on them, and which I had consequently 'passed
    as fit' on a quick inspection) have been replaced, and I'll see if
    there's any improvement.

    To respond to the previous posting, the inspection bungs are still in
    place, and there's no sign that it's the cable that's sticking.
    Original shoes? I don't know, having bought the car at 54K miles, but
    knowing how slowly Freelander shoes are reckoned to wear, they probably
    were.

    GRAEME ALDOUS, Yorkshire

     
  6. Teeafit wrote:

    || Found a/the problem -- when I took it for its 60K service yesterday,
    || the garage noticed that the lining was coming unstuck from a shoe on
    || both sides. Now, I don't know whether or not that was CAUSING the
    || problem, or as a result of the problem. Either way, the shoes (which
    || still had a lot of meat on them, and which I had consequently 'passed
    || as fit' on a quick inspection) have been replaced, and I'll see if
    || there's any improvement.
    ||
    || To respond to the previous posting, the inspection bungs are still in
    || place, and there's no sign that it's the cable that's sticking.
    || Original shoes? I don't know, having bought the car at 54K miles,
    || but knowing how slowly Freelander shoes are reckoned to wear, they
    || probably were.
    ||
    || GRAEME ALDOUS, Yorkshire

    I had the same problem with new shoes I bought for my S2a a couple of months
    ago - twice round the block, no braking, took the drums off and part of the
    linings had parted from the shoe and shredded themselves. That's the first
    time it's happened to me (or even heard of it) in 30+ years of driving.
    Coincidence?

    --
    Rich
    ==============================

    Take out the obvious to email me.


     
  7. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Well-Known Member

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    Hi did you confirm that this was the problem? my left rear feels stuck on after driving through heavy rain and deep water, giving me a soft pedal i have to pump a few times and left rear very hot with a v.hot metal smell..??