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Old 07-02-2020, 03:17 PM   #103 (permalink)
ACEL
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Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Quebec Qc Canada
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AcuraMatata - '99 Acura EL Base
90 day: 36.65 mpg (US)

Le Vehicle - '12 Dodge Gran Caravan SE
90 day: 22.35 mpg (US)
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Had to re-adjust and lubricate the rear drum brakes of the Acuramatata because of an annoying "tic, tic...tic" noise when braking and even driving at low speed. The problem is fixed. It was probably that the brakes adjustment was too loose and the shoes were just barely touching the drums. Also, earlier this past spring, I cleaned the brake dust and checked the linings. The brake cleaner seems to have removed the grease from the 6 back plate sliding points for the shoes. Mechanic's laziness! I found a proper way to lubricate these points without disassembling the whole brake assembly. I dislike working on drum brakes!
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