How to Fix Sticky Brake Pads

As discussed earlier, there are two types of brakes, namely disc brakes and drum brakes.

Drum brakes preceded disc brakes due to their very simple design and low manufacturing costs.

Actually the drum brake is also easier to reduce the speed of the vehicle because the cross section is quite large.

However, its closed design makes it ineffective in removing heat from braking.

This is what makes it often fail to function alias ngeblong. Danger right?

Sticky Brake Pads

The way the drum brakes work is by pressing the brake shoes that don't rotate against the drum (drum brakes) so as to produce friction and reduce the speed of the car until it stops.

One of the common problems with drum brakes is that the brake pads stick to the drum.

This can make your car's brakes fail.

Sticky brake pads can be caused by water, including rainwater that pools on the road or water when the car is washed onto the brake drum.

The stuck brake can be felt when the handbrake lever is released, until the car goes forward or backward the car feels heavy.

Even in extreme conditions, the wheels won't turn at all and if you force them you will emit smoke and the smell of burnt brake pads.

How to Overcome Sticky Brake Pads

The first or simplest step to overcome this is to force the car forward or backward by releasing the clutch pedal slowly and pressing the gas pedal.

Do this a few times forward or backward.

If the canvas is not firmly attached to the drum, it will come off easily.

Signs that the canvas has come off are a loud sound like something falling.

However, if that doesn't work, immediately jack up the rear wheel and remove the wheel.

After that, hit the drum hard with a hammer, this is to prevent the brake lining from sticking.

At the same time clean the contents of your car's brake drum from dirt and make sure there are no leaks in the hose and brake master area.

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