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Brake dragging?
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:36:18 AM »
I think one of my brakes is dragging.  I replaced one of the rear axle oil seals and after I reassembled it, it was struggling to move.  It does move now, but if I am in High gear reverse is wants to die.  So I am thinking one of the brakes is to tight.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can tell which one is sticking without removing the tracks?  I have event in 2 1/2 weeks and I don't want to remove the tracks again if I don't have to.

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Re: Brake dragging?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 10:14:44 AM »
I would think if you could drive it a few feet you may be able to feel more heat from one drum if the brake is dragging.  Also you could probably jack up the rear, put it in neutral and try to spin each track.



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Re: Brake dragging?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 07:51:32 PM »
You can try to back off the adjusters one side at a time and see if one makes a difference.