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Old 05-19-2017, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Rear Brake Issue(s)

Hey folks, it's been awhile.

A couple months ago, I started noticing some noise (squealing/clanking) coming from the passenger side of the Vue, usually when I was near a wall or something that reflected the noise. Thought maybe a brake caliper was loose. Took it in and they said it needed rear drums and shoes. The work was done, and within just a few miles, the new shoes pretty much disintegrated. They were replaced at no charge, along with the wheel cylinders, both of which appeared to be missing a small clip that keeps the shoe in place/stable. After this was done, there was a new sound, like TAP TAP TAP TAP in the rear driver's side when braking. I took it back and they replaced both the drums and the shoes under warranty. Now, it still goes tap tap tap tap just not as loud.

Any idea what I'm dealing with here? This is a pretty good shop, well regarded in the area. They're stumped other than "it may work itself out over time".

Also, how long should brake shoes/pads last on these things? I had the front brakes done last September (different shop) and the new shop said they were at 30% now. 10K miles max. Seems ridiculous!

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Old 05-20-2017, 07:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear Brake Issue(s)

New drums need to be turned- twice- once to rough out the grind and second to hone it true( very light cut).
It's an art.
I had the same issue with new drums, and after a wrench monkey turned the drums to attempt a fix.

Went to my trusted alignment shop( MIlo JOhnson Auto, Escondido,CA).
They turned them properly and the clicking /tapping was gone.

If the rears are dong their fair share/adjusted properly, the wear on the front pads should take you 70K miles or more.

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Old 05-20-2017, 08:15 AM   #3
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Great info thank you. It would seem, however, that the drum manufacturer should do the steps. Why would they expect a shop that may not have a lathe to turn anything would do this?

Based on this I expect over time the tapping will go away on its own.

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Old 05-20-2017, 08:23 AM   #4
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It would seem, however, that the drum manufacturer should do the steps..
Software should never be released with bugs or needing patches, too...
THe rear brakes will not adjust themselves....

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