74 Duster Locking Rear Brake - Disconnect Automatic Adjuster??

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  1. dICKj

    dICKj Active Member

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    The right rear brake on my 74 Duster keeps locking up. Every time I use the brake pedal the right rear won't release. It seems to let go if I back up for a few inches. I have had everything replaced from the vacuum booster to the brake shoes. I now have over a thousand bucks in the brakes and am getting fed up! I am thinking about just taking off the automatic adjusters. I remember doing this on a Fury with dragging brakes once about fifty years ago and it solved the problem back then. Any thoughts or comments?
     
  2. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Well for starters it's possible the adjuster is not the problem. T
     
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    • toolmanmike

      toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Take off the wheel and drum and look at it. You might be able to see what is wrong. It could be a leaky axle seal or wheel cylinder. Doesn't take much. Have you done any brake work lately?
       
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      Darter6 Well-Known Member

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      Like you, I screwed around with a rear brake hanging up for several weeks. Did not look at the obvious and found the E-brake cable was stuck.Maybe ?
       
    • SGBARRACUDA

      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      Or a E brake cable on that side that is not releasing on that side?
       
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