Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
does the clicking happen if you spin the wheel or only under driving?
are they adjusted good? is the hub tight? does the wheel cylinder float?
did you change the spring?
not as you describe but the spring loses tension. I did work for Saturn but as we all know they are no longer..The proper function of both the drum brake hardware and adjusting hardware is essential to the proper distribution of braking force. Hardware should be changed every time shoes are changed... Will it cure it I do not know I am not there with the car..
and the drums are brand new?
are the backing plates damaged at all?
If you pull the handbrake, how high does it rise until it engages? This clicking noise you hear could be a few different things. Most common is shoes out of adjustment. When you hit the brakes, the drum will pull a shoe, and push the other. When they are far out of adjustment, it can cause the shoes to "clap" and this maybe the noise you hear. Also, did u verify correct shoes were installed per side? One shoe is primary, other is secondary. The shoe with a longer brake surface area, always goes to the back of the vehicle. This is the primary shoe. Im sure you know what your doing, and already knew this, but I need to mention just in case. Anyways, check the shoe adjustment before we go nuts here. You want a little bit of drag, but not much. You replaced drums, so you should beable to slide the drum over the shoes (with a little resistance) and then spin the drum. The drum should spin freely, but have an ever little bit of drag. Does this make sense?
ILL opt out maybe someone will know.. Not being with the car I can not see feel or hear..
HI there, I am Cam. Can I get your first name please?
Reading through your issue makes me think your issue is the wheel bearing itself. I know the hub is moving freely but with your comments on what you have changed, that’s all that is left. Now rather than simply tossing money at it, I Would suggest you swap the left rear for the right rear. This way you can test and verify as the hubs are the same for left rear and right rear. Is this something you can do and get back to me with results?Checking the GM system, I see no bulletins on this and this style of noise is not common. I have only heard one issue like this and it was a small rock caught in the edge of the drum which hit the backing plate.
You are most welcome. Let me know how the swap goes.
That is truly baffling. The spring then has to be hitting somewhere. Can you post some very detailed pictures of the entire brake system from different angles for me to see?