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Old 11-27-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Is the front wedge suspose too have a step in it and should it be greesed ??
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:28 PM   #2
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No grease and it should not have a step in it. It should move freely.
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:43 PM   #3
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I assume this is what you are asking about.
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Old 11-27-2020, 01:53 PM   #4
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Yes it is and I was asking about the steps in it and grease
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:03 PM   #5
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I would put a little grease in the slot that fits over the bolt. I don't think it would hurt to have a little grease on the ramp parts too, although not necessary. The wheels should be greased where they roll on the pins. Don't overdo it so that grease does not get on the shoes or drum.
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Old 11-28-2020, 01:10 PM   #6
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Yes it is and I was asking about the steps in it and grease
Yes it is supposed to have a step in it (-see pictures of the factory blueprint below),

-and we personally don't use grease as most will tell you that over-greasing or using incorrect grease will create a gummy mess over time due to brake dust floating inside the drum that does not have a good way to escape. The gummy mess will then cause the wedge and other parts to want to stick. In the area of the wedge, we use a dry graphite called Slip Plate #1. I hope this answers your question(s).

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Old 11-28-2020, 04:06 PM   #7
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