Drum Brakes 'wuuuuuuuuu' noise when driven

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Do you think that heating the ring with a blowtorch can help
No, the plastic of the bearing will melt and it won't help remove the ring, as the ring will just expand and be harder to remove, not to mention too hot to touch.


i read somewhere that putting the bearing in the refrigerator for some time before mounting it,
can facilitate the work.... do you agree?
I don't think its necessary, just use a bearing press or something similar. I have never had to freeze bearing to fit them or heat them to remove them.
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OK!!
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Thank you,
i asked to an auto repair workshop ('NORAUTO') to press the bearing in the old drum,
they told me that their press can only install bearings in NEW drums,
not in OLD used drums... :?: i dont know why...
i have to search for another workshop that can do the work...
but before, i think i will try to do the work by myself...
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i asked to an auto repair workshop ('') to press the bearing in the old drum,
they told me that their press can only install bearings in NEW drums,
not in OLD used drums... :?: i dont know why...
NORAUTO - an international company, just want to make money? and worried about insurance claims if your old drum is cracked......

I think a small engineering company (not an auto repair workshop like NORAUTO) - one that has less than 5 employees - even just one or two employees, or a friend who has access to a bearing press at work (in their lunch break) may be more accommodating to your request.
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Thank you!!
Finally i was able to extract the bearing from the drum,
with the help of a BIG hammer :)

I found many online sellers of spare parts, one of which is mister-auto
good prices, but seems it is not reliable...
do you know it? what do you think about it?

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Well done with the big hammer, don't do this to the new bearing without being very careful :)

I have never hear of mister-auto. The two parts suppliers that I have used and found to be helpful are Euro Car Parts and GSF

A place I have also used for some parts is Amazon but always check the feedback as its a bit like ebay for some items not sold by amazon directly.
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Ok,
thank you !!
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Thank you!
Finally i was able to insert the new bearing into the drum,
and now the drum is ok.
I bought new brake shoes ,
and so i am ready to reassemble everything

The drum is a little worn:
in the internal surface, laterally there is a border high about 1 mm
(because the brake shoes obviously were not pressing on the border)

Now i have this doubt:
before to reassemble the brake, do i have to remove this border? (rectifying the drum surface)
Or perhaps i have only to grind the edges of the brake shoes,
to enhance the fit of the shoes in the drum?
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Hi vicolodo
before to reassemble the brake, do i have to remove this border? (rectifying the drum surface)
No,
Or perhaps i have only to grind the edges of the brake shoes,
No,

There is no need to modify the shoes or the drum. The lip (border) you mention is normal and won't affect the brakes.
The new shoes will fit in the space that the old shoes went in, not touching the lip.
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Ok thank you!
I was worried about the fact that if the brake shoes are a bit larger that the original ones,
they can touch the lip instead of touch all the surface of the drum...
but i will check it before mounting them...
Thank you!
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