Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, wheel cylinder blowing in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Hey Folks
I replaced the shoes and wheel cylinders on my 87 Brougham. The drivers side rear cylinder keeps popping ...
I replaced the shoes and wheel cylinders on my 87 Brougham. The drivers side rear cylinder keeps popping appart. Two times now. The first time I was able to reassymbal it, this time the rubber boot was destroyed.
Has this ever happened to anyone ealse?
I think what happened was one of the steel plungers, sorta shaped like a bolt with two slots on the head, was installed wrong. Mechanic error,not mechanical error. I must have goofed from being in a hurry.
Thanks for your thoughts.
If those have the 4 little tabs on the pins that go into the shoes on the grooves, you have to be careful to make sure they mate properly with the shoe. If they are not in place, they will shoot right out when you step on the brake. It's hard to line all that stuff up when you assemble it.
There is no other way that can happen though. I hate to say it but it has to be the way you put it together.