[TR] Drum Brake Questions

Randall TR3driver at ca.rr.com
Wed Dec 25 18:14:53 MST 2013

>      I am trying to avoid taking on another project. Can this brake
> problem be anything other than needing to put in new brake 
> wheel cylinders and
> shoes? I keep backing off on the adjusters, but that is not 
> working so far.

Sure sounds to me like the return valve in the MC is not opening (or possibly the residual pressure valve).  Next time it happens,
try loosening the fitting at the MC and let a few drops of fluid out (onto a rag or something).  If the brakes release, then it's
clearly a MC problem.

Could be as simple as adjusting the pedal linkage or stop; or possibly a binding pedal pivot.


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