Noise from brakes on 09 kontiki 649

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  1. jonmid

    jonmid Read Only Funster

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    Hi all I have a Kontiki 649 tag axle van. I was driving on the weekend & suddenly cam a noise from the rear n/s wheels. kind of a whish whish noise as if something was scraping it got quicker with speed as in road speed. I pulled the hand brake up gently then firm a few times and it when away. But it did return slightly about 25miles further down the road...

    Any Ideas

    thanks

    JON
     
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    Obvious is a good look around, strip the drums off and check the who lot over.

    How much use recently?

    On an '09 it's quite possibly just a bit of rust buildup in the drum cleaning off, but being brakes it's always best to check it thouroughly.



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    I'm going to take a look tonight, I'm assuming it will be a drum setup within the discs?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    Disks? I truely don't know, I expected with the TAG it would be drums.

    It could be a drun inside the 'bell' of the disk or simply a mechanical action on the disk, investigation will answer these questions.

    If discs, you could have a simple sticky slider or piston, clean and re grease the former, exsersise the later or simply if the hand brake in a drum game clean them out as they can get rusted up, experience from car system of this type.
     
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    Hi I've pulled it all apart. After spinning both rear n/s wheel I could here the front one making the sort of noise I heard on the weekend (all be it much quieter) so removed caliper & disc to expose the hand brake shoes inside. It's all like new! Well it's what I was hoping for really as its only done about 2k. I cleaned it all out with an air line after inspecting it all & reassembled it. I'll have to give it a run & see...

    Jon
     
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