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Old 02-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Loud grinding noise help !

I hear a loud grinding noise from my back wheel when im driving , it started with a loud snaping noise and then my handbrake stopped working and now somtimes one of my rear wheels brakes while im driving and its sounds like metal grinding ! And when stopped on ice icant even go forward because on wheel is stuck on rakes and the other one spins ! Does anyone have an idea what it can be ? Seems like the handbrake is always on on one wheel and sometimes gets completly jammed !! I dont know what to do !
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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take the rear rotor off and see how everything is
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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This happened to me. The pin that holds the spring and your rear drum handbrake shoe(inside of rotor) probably came off/broke.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:08 PM   #4
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pin snapped or pulled through the backing plate which holds the shoe down. common problem. remove wheel and inspect and fix accordingly. bolt and nut can work as a temp.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the fast answers !!
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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They're right. THat'd be the same thing that happened to me. Grab yourself a kombi kit and refresh the whole handbrake.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:06 PM   #7
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yea $30 and you're golden!
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:22 PM   #8
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Yea so everything behind the disk was broken in to bits ! So its not only the pin ! So no handbrake for a while ! I have another question i have lowering springs from a vert and when i jacked my car i could move the spring with my hands is it normal ?

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #9
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Yes it is normal depending on the drop you have. Mine is dropped 60mm and I can wiggle the rear springs while its jacked up.
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