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Old 04-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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drum brake issues!!

My dana 44 drum wont settle on the hub causing bad wheel wobble how to fix this before my wheel flies off?

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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What do you mean won't settle? Pictures? Take the ebrake off, tighten the lugs well, and then see.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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I took the wheel off and the drum wont lay flat against the hub or axle it just wobbles i then tightened the wheel as tight as possible n it still wobbles
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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What did you do, replace the brake shoes?
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No i took the wheel off because i saw the wobble. But the rear axle is newly put in n i got it from a junkyard so the drum could be bent but it will just not seat correctly
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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If the axle came complete from the junkyard then the PO must have screwed it up. Swap drums from side to side to see if it fits. If it does then the drum is bad if not the axle shaft may have been replaced with the wrong shaft. You ne ER know what a PO did to have to junk it.
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Alright ill give that a shot
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #8
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Can you post a pic or vid?
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #9
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Jack up the rear end, take wheels and drums off, chock the front wheels, and let the jeep idle in first and watch the end of the axle shafts for wobble.
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So i thought the drum was shot n i picked a new one took the jeep out for a spin, still wobbles. I think its probably the axle shaft is bent or the bearings r bad. I didnt replace anything on the dana 44 assembly when i slapped it on in, so im assuming something internal isnt right.

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