Originally Posted by milesmason
I took my '03 Safari in for new tires yesterday. I also had the bearings packed. On my trip home, I noticed the brakes were very weak. I adjusted the controller to max brakes, but the response was minimal. I assume something was inadvertently changed, but I would like some expert advice. Thanks, Miles
Removing the hub and drum, disturbs the dirt that's on the backing plate.
That then gets on the brake shoes and weakens the brakes.
The shop, should have done a "major brake" instead of just repacking.
Did the shop replace the grease seals? If so, which type did they use? There is a cheap "single lip" seal as well as a "double lip including a spring", more expensive seal that's available.
Obviously, the double lip is far superior.
There is no need for you to have that brake proble, "IF" the shop did the job "PROPERLY".