Brake pads

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Doug G
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Brake pads

Post by Doug G » Tue Feb 20, 2018 15:24

I have disk front brakes and drums on the rear.

How often do you replace your brake pads?

The drums (handbrake) don't work well. How do I correct this?
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Re: Brake pads

Post by Wally2 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 16:11

You tend to replace the disc pads just before they start chewing up the discs due to the fact that theres no pad materiel left!
The drum rear brakes - check that there is some material left on the shoes and that the cylinders are not leaking brake fluid onto the shoes (this stops them sqeaking but is not very good for stopping the moke!). Also bleeding the brakes (and replacing the fluid if required) can improve the braking performance.
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Re: Brake pads

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Feb 20, 2018 18:48

You could always try adjusting them
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Re: Brake pads

Post by Tim » Tue Feb 20, 2018 22:50

I've never replaced the brake pads on mine yet. Haven't looked at them for a while either, but they are still working well.

As Nigel says the rears almost certainly need adjusting.

When you have plain drums they need adjusting (front and rear) pretty regulalry, however when you got to disks the fronts take care of themselves and as the rears don't do much you tend to neglect them. Its a good idea, when you adjust them to take the drums off and clean the dust etc out (being wary of the possibility of asbestos dust) and inspect them. Then re-assemble and adjust.

Adjusting the rear brakes isn't too bad, the manuals explain how to do it. I like to adjust mine so that I can feel that its giving a slight resistance to turning (with the wheel on and jacked up).

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Re: Brake pads

Post by Doug G » Thu May 17, 2018 21:08

Wally2 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 16:11
You tend to replace the disc pads just before they start chewing up the discs due to the fact that theres no pad materiel left!
The drum rear brakes - check that there is some material left on the shoes and that the cylinders are not leaking brake fluid onto the shoes (this stops them sqeaking but is not very good for stopping the moke!). Also bleeding the brakes (and replacing the fluid if required) can improve the braking performance.
The cylinder went bad. I am getting a new one.

Will make sure that the brakes are bled properly.
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