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    Default Pass side rear break sticking....

    My 72 240z is taking me on a shop tour .....3 trys at 3 shops and I still have a rear wheel that is kinda stuck/ slow turning...binding up......not turning fluidy. Pretty sure brake related...
    Shop1....Start after I replaced driver side rear wheel cylinder....took back readjust...
    Shop2....Adjust brake seemed better....but after a short time sticking again bad....
    could use of ebrake make this happen? (like it doesnt completely release?)
    Shop3..."yeah man that brake was locked up....we had to use a rubber malit on it and it broke the brake drum" well I got a new drum....they felt they fixed it....on the way home after a mile I heard a brake related rubbing but this time in Pass rear wheel.....I stopped called AAA again....
    The rim was so hot.....only one like that...
    Please help any insight....or even a great z shop in la....
    Love my Z hate this one dingleberry.
    thanks
    Pat

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    Seems to me theres probably $40 worth of parts in a rear drum assembly. I suspect your springs are worn out or the brake adjuster in the drum gave up. In either case a full brake job seems cheap enough to just take the shotgun approach to this problem.
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    I had that problem with my driver's side rear drum. The parking brake cable was stuck in the sleeve and would not release properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Moore View Post
    I had that problem with my driver's side rear drum. The parking brake cable was stuck in the sleeve and would not release properly.
    How Did you fix it...it seems like you got it Walter....it makes perfect sense.
    Thank you for the info

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    when I was refurbing my parking brake I totally removed the cable, then used a cable lubricator for a motorcycle. First I sprayed in wd-40 to clean everything out, compressed air to removed the wd-40 then cable lubricant. one of my other hobbies is dirt biking so I had a cable lube tool lying around, but gravity and light oil will give you the same effect. This is what i used
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    Use the page from the FSM and do it yourself ( if possible ) or find a real garage that knows what they are doing. We do know that your brake is not releasing properly, there are many things that can cause that.
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