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1967 SS 350 4-Speed

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« on: May 30, 2008, 12:38:35 AM »

Hi, yesterday I took my Camaro out for a drive for the first time in 6 months. The rear right drum locked up during the drive and the drum and rim became very hot. I went home.

The drum is now locked. I checked the parking brake cable and it is loose. I assume that the pistons in the wheel cylinder are stuck - maybe from corrosion / lack of use over the winter?

How can get the drum off to get to the brake internals?

Thanks for your help.
Ed B
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 08:49:25 AM »

Sounds like you have a bad hose. Release the pressure by cracking open the bleeder valve and you should be able to get the drum off.

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