Weird sound (warped brake drum)?

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Weird sound (warped brake drum)?

Post by Airborne » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:38 am

I recently purchased a mule (A2). It has a repetitive rubbing type sound that disappears when I drag the brakes. Could the drum be warped? I pulled the drum and the shoes look great. Thanks for any help.
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Post by Emmett Thompson » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:16 am

Could be, but probably the return spring or adjustment out on the shoes.
You said its an A2, that being so it should have 2 seperate shoes as opposed to the single wierd looking shoe.
Check adjustment of the shoes first.

I cannot imagine the drum getting hot enough to warp, but I guess anything is possible.
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