| | Re: noisy new drum brake shoes?
The old shoes were not worn down enough to touch the rivets yet so I'm not sure how the drums got the slight grooves.
I did use brake cleaner on the drums and shoes to clean the grease off of them.
I left the adjusters somewhat loose as I didn't want the shoes out too tight.
I'm still thinking it has to be something to do with the new shoes somehow as this "humming" sound just started after I put them on.
The noise is by far worse when I first start driving the truck. After a few errands the sound is noticeably better, but still there a bit. I also think it is worse in the 40 to 45 mph zone. I'm not sure why this would be?
Thanks for the comments!
1996 Ford Ranger
5 speed manual transmission
Last edited by snatiep; 09-25-2010 at 07:42 AM.