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I had front and rear brakes replaced on my 1999 freightliner

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I had front and rear brakes replaced on my 1999 freightliner (used fed ex truck) the rear is not allowing the truck to coast, smoking after*****and slowing the truck from its normal speed. I took it back once and it was good for a day. I parked over a few weeks now the same problem theither first time I put it in service. I paid $1800 for this brake job but loosing faith in my mechanic. Any suggestions
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.
Good evening
Were the calipers replaced?
What did the shop do when you took it back the first time?
Was this a problem before?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
calipers were replaced. Before was just the front calipers stuck and replaced. Second time was rear work completed (new rear brakes) then the problem started. I beleave he adjusted the rear brakes upon returning but problem persist
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.
Can I get the last 6 of your vin please
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Truck is not with me. Won't be able to get vin til tomorrow. These are not air brakes.
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.

OK

there are 2 types of brakes on these units

caliper

or lucas gurline

im curious to see what type u have

are they caliper or drum on the back ??

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Drum on the back
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.
Lucas gurline
The mechanic isn't setting the brakes up proper and they are over adjusting
They have to go back to the mechanic. Perhaps give the guy a call tomorrow and see if he has the proper info to do it. If not I'll get it to you. Or would you like it now and attempt to set up the brakes yourself?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'd like the info to do it. I work on all my other 5 vehicles but took the lager one to a mechanic I thing I can adjust by just going underneath correct.
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d58mz9gtlr73q0z/lg.pdf?dl=0

Yes you can but you will need to buy/make a tool to do it.

As you can see it quite entailed to set up the brakes and if the clearance it not right then they will overadjust and drag

Let me you if you have any other questions..

Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.
Did you get the link
?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
but fell asleep here in Maryland. Thanks I'll follow up.
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.
Let me know how you do
Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.

Good morning

i see that the question is still open

can i help you with anything else ??

Expert:  go-west.. replied 6 months ago.
Hi there
Can I help you with anything else?

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