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Noise at rear when braking

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Marklee, Mar 27, 2017.

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  1. Marklee

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    Hi All
    Knocking recently started when braking, not all the time, sounds like its coming from rear drivers side.
    any ideas?????
     
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    Have you taken the drum off to take a look? It could be in need of a rear brake service.
     
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    not done that yet, will have a look when I get a chance, thanks
     
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    The rear shoes wear very slowly. This means long time periods between replacement of internal parts. What can happen over these extended service periods is corrosion of internal components. The shoe hold down pins is a very common failure point. This allows the shoe to rub on the drum and make a noise. In extreme cases the shoe can slip off the cylinder allowing fluid to be released. This causes sudden brake failure, which is alarming.
    So it's definitely worth looking at the rear shoes and the assembly in general.
     
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    As soon as I get a chance will get wheel off and have a look, the drum itself is well corroded.
    going to be fun getting parts in Spain.
     
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    Not brakes, drivers rear drive shaft had it, moving and gaiter all twisted.
    how easy is it to replace drive shaft??
     
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    Not hard to replace the drive shaft but getting the long bolt at the bottom of the hub can be a right mare, If you want to save a few quid just replace the CV joint.
     
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    where the drive shaft connects to wheel hub there is loads of play, just changing CV joint will that sort it.
     
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    It'll be the CV joint moving. Probably one or more of the three bearings has failed.
    [​IMG]
     
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    ok thanks, I'm in Spain so getting hold of parts isn't quick will it be ok to still drive it?
     
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    Erm, don't know. The car is front wheel drive until the front looses grip so I guess it should be fine so long as you don't try to use it off road.
    Maybe someone else could comment.
     
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    ok thanks for your help...
     
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    It's very unusual for a rear drive shaft to fail. Is the VCU in good condition?
    Something has made it fail.
     
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    I had a gator fail on a rear drive shaft and all the grease was lost. If I hadn't caught it in time it probably would have failed because of that but very good question. I still think a stiff VCU caused my Rear Diff front mount to fail prematurely.
     
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    VCU looks fine
     
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    How can you tell by looking at it? :confused:
     
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    The Hub Nut will also have to come off - the locking tab needs knocking out and they are done up stupid tight. A 6 sided 32mm socket is needed and a very strong breaker bar with a strong extension pole over it and use the jack to raise/turn the bar. Hopefully the nut turns rather than stuff just bending or breaking.
     
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    you never need to knock the locked part of the nut up undoing the nut does that
     
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    This ^^^^
     
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