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Front Brake Drum

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#1 tbnplyndave (converted)

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Posted August 21, 2003 at 02:18 pm

I have a 1974 Dodge Dart Sport - I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get info about what size drum came with the 74 dodge dart sport in the Front End - I have a big pull to one side and believe someone replaced the drum with a wrong size, and can not find the info. for the correct size to buy. Thanks, Dave

#2 dana44

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Posted August 21, 2003 at 02:51 pm

Unless the backing plate was changed with it, it is hard to imagine it would be the wrong size, per se. Check the opposite side and see if there is a mismatch in appearance. From there, remove and measure side to side, and also measure by placing a flat edge or steel against the lip and measuring to the oil seal lip. There are slight differences with hubs, which may be causing a condition that may cause a pull. Also look at the rest of the front end components to ensure it is all in good shape.

#3 Bob Lincoln

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Posted August 21, 2003 at 06:55 pm

Pulling to one side on braking only is caused by uneven adjustment, one drum out-of-round, or contamination of brake pads on one side.

Wouldn't hurt to check wheel alignment, also.

#4 tbnplyndave (converted)

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Posted August 23, 2003 at 01:31 am

Thank you Dana, and Bob for the info - I'll give it a try tomorrow and see what I find. Might be the out of round thing, because as soon as I step on the brake at all the thing trys to pull right. Thanks again - I'll keep you posted. Gotta my baby back on the road again - its almost been 8 years. Smog exempt now -- woooohhooooooo.......


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