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brakes are rubbing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Greensystemsgo, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    just replaced all ball joints, tie rod ends, and front wheel bearings, week later i realize im sucking gas and my front passenger side wheel doesnt spin freely, and its squeaking (stuck caliper?).

    what would cause this? pads are presumed shot, is it slider pins that need lubricating?




    ALSO, vehicle has a slight howl to it, sounds like coming from rear, maybe rear diff??
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    Pugga

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    Have you inspected the pads? Might need new brakes also. If the pads and rotors are in good shape, tear them apart and grease the slides and bleed the brakes. If your brakes are dragging, after driving a little bit, you should be able to tell which one it is, the hub will be HOT.

    Not sure about the rear end howl, could be brakes, rear diff, wheel bearings going out...
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 5:14 AM
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    Take the caliper off and try to spin the wheel. Hopefully the bearings weren't pressed too tight. That might explain the howl too.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    hows coming from the back, BUT im thinking that it may be pressed to tight as even with the caliper off, the hubs Hard to spin.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    bearings are pressed too tight if your assembly has some resistance to spin freely with caliper off...

    as for the howl, check diff fluid and axles possibly drums
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    While yes the brakes are rubbing, the hub appears to be pressed in to far. So, were gonna fix that with a sledge. 4th time in last four weeks that my spindles have been off. Last three weekends in a row :(
     
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