Fiat 126 Chat => Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving => Topic started by: Paullou126 on December 31, 2018, 05:03:06 PM

Title: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: Paullou126 on December 31, 2018, 05:03:06 PM
Hi not long had my 126 bis h reg I’ve just got a set of front brake shoes to fit to the front to finish of it’s recomission.
Will I need new adjusters if so where can I get them from thanks
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: Xylaquin on December 31, 2018, 06:06:28 PM
The adjusters are part of the shoes themselves.
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: Paullou126 on December 31, 2018, 06:28:28 PM
Hi thanks I see now I was looking at the anchor pins and springs it’s been a long week thanks
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: tomviam on January 11, 2019, 11:47:16 AM
hi, while going to the technical inspection, the rear breakes which I replaced myself turned to be out of tolerance on braking test, everybody has told me I need to adjust the shoes but as you say, the adjusters are part of the shoe itself, then how can I solve the problem?

I only thought I need to take the break covers ( idk the english word) to polish it?
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: Gadge on January 11, 2019, 03:45:18 PM
Your adjusters may have sized up Tom. If you remove the drum and lever the shoe in it should move on its adjuster without too much pressure. If they move ok try seeing if the wheel cylinder moves in and out on both ends by pushing them in they could be sized up to.
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: Xylaquin on January 11, 2019, 06:33:47 PM
To adjust the brakes, go into reverse and speed up a bit- then suddenly slam the brakes.
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: tomviam on January 18, 2019, 11:17:28 AM
Your adjusters may have sized up Tom. If you remove the drum and lever the shoe in it should move on its adjuster without too much pressure. If they move ok try seeing if the wheel cylinder moves in and out on both ends by pushing them in they could be sized up to.
I replaced the whole break set. cylinders, shoes, springs... everything :(
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: tomviam on January 18, 2019, 11:18:20 AM
To adjust the brakes, go into reverse and speed up a bit- then suddenly slam the brakes.
whats the difference from doing it forwards?
Title: Re: Brake shoe fitting help
Post by: Xylaquin on January 20, 2019, 08:51:25 AM
presumably since the car is being driven forward anyway, and the brakes are being used, they're already adjusted for that direction.

That explanation is probably nonsense, but honestly the reverse/slam process isn't!