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Old 10-07-2019, 11:36 AM   #1
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A fieind of mine has a 69 AMX with front dics brakes and rear drum brakes and is having a problem when he is driving it forward, the brakes seem to grab when ever he touches the pedal, but in reverse he has to push very hard on the pedal to stop. could it be in the proportioning valve or what if the drum brake pads were put on backwards? Any ideas???...
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Could be a bad back check in the master or proportioning valve. Or it could be the automatic adjusters malfunctioning at the rear drums. I'd start by manually backing off the rear adjustment and see if it works. If so it's isolated to the rear. If not it's in the master or prop valve.
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If new shoes were installed on the rear just prior to the issue, they may be backwards. Lead and trailing shoe may be different lengths.
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