Loud noise

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by nedchiu, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. nedchiu

    nedchiu New Member

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    When I apply the brake a loud "cluck" noise occurs. It seems like the brakes are hitting really hard. If I use the hand controller there is no noise. Are the brakes engaging to hard. I have tried to adjust the hard and soft setting, but the noise is still there.

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    The brakes may need adjustment. There will be a noise when the magnets engage, and if the brake shoes are too far from the drum that may be the cause of the noise you hear.

    Are the brakes working OK, other than the noise?


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    Yes the brakes are working fine. It does sounds like the brake magnets are engaging. I just repacked the bearings and looked/grease the brakes. How do you adjust the brakes?

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    There is an oblong plastic plug on the rear of the backing plate. Pull that plug and use a screwdriver to engage the star wheel inside the drum. You'll need to have the PUP jacked up and properly supported so you can spin the tire with your hand while turning the star wheel. Turn it until the tire has resistance then back off until you feel just a little resistance when spinning the wheel. Replace the plug to keep water out of the brakes.



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    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle> 2007 Flagstaff 620ST purchased 05/07
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hardhat.gif border=0 align=middle> Mods started 5/07!
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    '89 Coleman Sun Valley, sold, and now in Louisiana
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    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle> '95 Dodge Dakota 4x2 3.9L
    His <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> & Hers <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> Pelican kayaks

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