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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Exclamation A Wobbly spinning wheel.

So, I had the drums turned (read machined) for the stRanger today in hopes that it would solve my brake lock up/metal on metal rubbing noise. All hardware looked in good condition, except on shoe had some lining broken away. After installing the drums back on, and the wheels, I wanted to see if the wheel was true. Well... the problem wheel in question is the right rear. It would lock up on the slightest brake pedal pressure, and when released, would make a very annoying "wan" sound, and also would be repeatative. Only when going slow, and usually just after stopping. I don't have any vids with the sound that it made. I probably should have in hindsight.

The drum turning only cost me $30 at O'Reillys. I now have to readjust the shoes, since my brake pedal is a bit spongy. I can press the pedal all the way down, and it won't lock the wheels.

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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:59 PM
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^ This is the right rear tire as it spins. I don't think that wobble is normal. I'm also now wondering if this causes the vibration I get when I cruise down the highway at 65.




^ This is the left rear tire as it spins. Notice no wobble.

So, I'm wondering what or how to fix the wobble.

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IDK about the wobble, but how did the springs look for the drums? I've had brakes not lock up because of the springs needing replaced and a wheel cylinder.
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do you have any gear lube leaking on the right side ?
make a pointer from cloths hanger and fasten to fender somehow to use as a guage to watch for run out/wobble
try again with no rim while watching the drum, then remove drum and watch hub; the hub is the key as if it is wobbleing could be a bad axle
try swaping the left rim to the right and re-try;
could be a bad rim/tire, cant see the rim as well as the left video

that little bit of wobble can cause bearing problems, viabration, noise
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The springs looked good as well. I'm just wondering if that wobble is what causes the shoes to hit the drum in certain places just right.... like, the drum is closer to the shoe, and when brakes are applied, more force would be applied to that one area... causing the lock up. I haven't physically seen the wobble before, but I think this may be the cause of 2 things. The brake locking up and that annoying vibration when I cruise at 65.

If that's the case....

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Gear lube leaking... coming out of the axle end? Not that I saw.

I tried to view just the hub... but I can't tell. There seems to be to much variance with the hub alone. I'll have to make a pointer like you stated.

And switch sides with the wheels. I really hope it's not the axle... but with my luck...

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quickest thing is the tire swap. that will tell you if it is the axle or not. if it wobbles on both sides of the truck it is either a bent rim or broken belt on the tire itself.


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Yeah, I'll tackle the tire swap... soon. Can't be a belt, these tires have less than 20 miles on them!

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I put my mouse pointer on the left rim, tire video and it looks true
not a good angle for the rightside video


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looks to ME that iether the wheel or the axle is bent from the video..
If it is the axle go to the junk yard and get one 50.00 bucks ..

FYI a new tire could be bad seen it before . Or a pothole could have mucked it up as in busted a belt


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