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I had front and rear brakes replaced on my 1999 freightliner

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(used fed ex truck) the...
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
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Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year ago
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Good evening
Were the calipers replaced?
What did the shop do when you took it back the first time?
Was this a problem before?
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Customer reply replied 1 year 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
Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year ago
Can I get the last 6 of your vin please
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Truck is not with me. Won't be able to get vin til tomorrow. These are not air brakes.
Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year 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 ??

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Drum on the back
Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year 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?
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Customer reply replied 1 year 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.
Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year 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..

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Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year ago
Did you get the link
?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
but fell asleep here in Maryland. Thanks I'll follow up.
Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year ago
Let me know how you do
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Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year ago

Good morning

i see that the question is still open

can i help you with anything else ??

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Technician: go-west.., Technician replied 1 year ago
Hi there
Can I help you with anything else?
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