Truck brakes?

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  1. Hdnsmdirnd

    Hdnsmdirnd Bobtail Member

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    So if your service brakes are squeaking and you take it to the mechanic that your company has for these things and they still squeak.. what gives?
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    LDLWells Heavy Load Member

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    Brakes? You mean the coward pedal?

    Because trucking is one of those, that's always the way we've done it industries instead of phasing out drum brakes like a civilized society they just hardened the shoes to meet the new stopping distance. Some squeak is normal, constant squealing isn't
     
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  5. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    If it works, why fix it? I am not against disc brakes. But it sure wouldn't be a deal breaker. Drums have stopped the truck and I for 46 years. I like brakes that go 200k to 250k without costing me $$. I am a cheapo. Oh, and I don't like the ABS brake system either. Just FYI.
     
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    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    His breaks were squeaking...
     
  9. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Medium Load Member

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    I like my disc brakes more than I did drums, the look on an officer trying to find the pushrod is fun too.
     
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  11. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    It’s probably just from the bottom shoe anchors. Most don’t bother to change them, or the bushings that come in a brake kit. Instead of turning when brakes are applied, they stay rusted in place. No big deal, as long as shoes are good.
     
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