Didja ever notice that work performed gratis for family is always the the most
I did the rear drum brakes on the sister in laws 97 Taurus. Not rocket
although I was surprised to see drums instead of disc like my 98. New linings,
wheel cylinders, and spring kits. Finding the parts was the biggest hassle. NAPA
didn't stock any of the parts, one place had shoes but no drums, etc. The first
linings didn't even make it to the car the quality was so bad. Had to settle for
linings from Advance Auto Parts, drums from Auto Zone, springs and cylinders
Finally got it buttoned up and the brakes were fine........for a while. The
they started making a ticking noise when applied.(Right side) It slowed with the
vehicle occuring once per revolution. Almost like the lining was walking away
backing plate then snapping back. Couldn't feel anything in the pedal.
Inspection showed nothing unusual. Swapped the drums side to side, now the
coming from both sides. Hmmmm, maybe one of the drums has runout. Exchanged both
and the noise went away....for a day.
Reinspection found the lining material a little loose on the rivets. Exchanged
linings and had the parts store make a light cut on the drums to renew the
Brakes were great.....till the next day. The damn ticka, ticka, ticka is back.
Visually I can see absolutely nothing wrong. The wear pattern on the drums is
would expect, as is the pattern on the linings. The return and hold down springs
properly installed and are the correct parts. The hubs are running true, no play
runout. No signs of overheating. Everything looks and feels perfect.
I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions.