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Old 10-02-2020, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default wrong / worn axle shims

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About 3500 ml / <2 years ago I revised all the brakes. Since the rear brake drums were too loose on the axle cone, I used the thin spicer / cone / axle shim.

Today I installed new brake shoes because the old ones were still thick, but led to extreme fading because overharding, I think.

I noticed that the mounted spicers were crushed and crumbly.

Did I do something wrong with the assembly back then?
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:05 PM   #2
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Guten Abend!

About 3500 ml / <2 years ago I revised all the brakes. Since the rear brake drums were too loose on the axle cone, I used the thin spicer / cone / axle shim.

Today I installed new brake shoes because the old ones were still thick, but led to extreme fading because overharding, I think.

I noticed that the mounted spicers were crushed and crumbly.

Did I do something wrong with the assembly back then?
Place the shim in the hub first that way the shim won't slide off the taper.
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Old 10-03-2020, 11:45 AM   #3
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I doubt that you did anything wrong, stuff just happens. Many axles and hubs have been damaged over the years. I try to smooth the axle with a file, can't do much with the hub.
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Old 10-03-2020, 02:46 PM   #4
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The best use of axle shims is to quickly move a used car off the lot before the 30 foot warranty expires.
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