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Old 10-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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One of my brake drums on my trailer gets hotter than the other 3. What do you think? Also, when I stop at a stop sign then go it feels like tye brakes have a hard time releasing.
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One of my brake drums on my trailer gets hotter than the other 3. What do you think? Also, when I stop at a stop sign then go it feels like tye brakes have a hard time releasing.
You need to jack the wheels up and adjust all 4 brakes.
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So it sounds like its just out of adjustment? Or should I pull the drum and inspect the brakes?
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So it sounds like its just out of adjustment? Or should I pull the drum and inspect the brakes?
I would pull that drum and inspect and then adjust it if nothing is amiss and adjust the other 3.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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You need to jack the wheels up and adjust all 4 brakes.
I did this today. Not hard at all. Getting the tire I wanted off the ground in order for it to free spin took the longest amount of time. Couple of videos out there on youtube on how to do it. Very simple.
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I did this today. Not hard at all. Getting the tire I wanted off the ground in order for it to free spin took the longest amount of time. Couple of videos out there on youtube on how to do it. Very simple.
I made an adaptor for my bottle jack that has a hook that secures the jack to the flat vertical plate between the axles and goes up to the tube and can jack up both wheels on one side. Put the jack between the tires with the adaptor and just jack it up and put jackstands on the 2 x 4 tube before attempting to adjust the brakes.
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I would pull that drum and inspect and then adjust it if nothing is amiss and adjust the other 3.

Yes, given the number of bad seal/s posted on this site I would rather take a look at the shoes to make sure they are grease free.
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Just make sure you do not over tighten or leave the brgs too loose.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:15 PM   #9
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Ok. Pullee the hub and everything looks fine. Repacked the bearing and adjusted all 4 brakes. Adjusted them until they were tight and backed off 6 clicks. I still have the same problem. And other ideas? What are the bgrs you mentioned?
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Is the hot one on the front axe?
I wonder if the voltage going to the magnets is the same on all four sets.
I would also check the ground wires to make sure they are up to snuff.
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