"Mike W." <***@gmail.com> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
| I have an odd problem with the brakes I replaced. I replaced the
| drums and shoes on a 2001 Cavalier. When I replaced the shoes, I also
| used new hardware/springs.
| It seems like things are working well, but when you are stopping,
| there is a rubbing/grinding noise that is heard from them. This
| happens at about 30 mph's until you come to a complete stop. I've
| taken them apart, and I can see some wear in the shoes, so I know that
| it's somewhat working. When I take the shoes all the way off, it
| looks like it might be grinding/rubbing against the back plate. When
| I put everything back on, it's quiet for a few days but then goes back
| to the rubbing/grinding noise.
| I used Pennzoil "Premium Wheel Bearing Grease" (707L). It says on the
| package that it's OK to use on brakes, and figured it was good. I
| placed this all over the back plate, the spindle thing on the bottom,
| and wherever it might look like there's some contact. This doesn't
| seem like it did the trick though.
| Thanks in advanced for any solutions!!
Same symptoms on a GM Safari after the last brake job. I noticed a lot
of brake shoe dust trapped in the rear drums. Cleaned out the dust and
no noise for awhile. When I asked the parts house about it, the guy said
that it is pretty much normal with the materials used in brake shoe
material now days. I have decided to wait until they are worn out and
then try OEM parts from the dealer and see how that goes. The brakes
work fine-- they just sound like metal to metal when there is plenty of
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