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Old 02-04-2010, 06:11 AM   #1
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Rear brake drum weight is missing

Rear brake drum weight is missing. Is this something to get fixed? One dealer said forget about it and another said same thing won't cover it. 20,000 miles. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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its a weight to balance the drum,kinda like a weight to balance the tires,probably want notice it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:26 PM   #4
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If it does give you the shakes there are some shops that will balance with the wheel on the truck... the only downside is you have to re-balance when you change/rotate/"take-off-and-put-back-on-and-forget-which-way-it-goes-on"...
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Same as when you grind off to balance. Also these 'attachments' are sometimes used to minimize some frequencies - I used to 'ring' discs for GM to attempt to find designs/materials that would minimize squealing in the human ear freq's.
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Oh well whadayagonnado!

Thanks everybody. The water pump just went but every tacoma I had the water pump failed early. Had painted the drums last summer. Just noticed the weight gone washing the car and with the toyota crap going got nuts. I'll just "fogetabotit" as the say in saprano land. Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #8
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Thread revival. I have also lost the weights on the brake drum and have noticed the rear tires have cupped over the last 5,000 miles. I know that can be caused by the wheel being out of balance, can the drum being out of balance cause this cupping? I'm getting new tires so if it makes sense to replace the drums to avoid cupping, I'll do it.
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Bump, could a missing weight on the drum cause the wheel assembly to be enough out of balance to cause cupping on the tires?
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