Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Break from the brakes.

Saturday, Alex told me that the brakes on the car were making noise. So I drove the car around and they seemed OK, but were making a little noise in the rear. I jacked it up and put stands under the back and took the wheel off the right side. When I pulled the drum off, pieces of broken springs fell out. The brake adjusting lever was bent and the piece that separates the shoes was also bent.  The drum was scratched and shoes were also chewed up. I went to the auto parts store and bought a brake hardware kit and shoes and a new drum. However; the separator piece was a dealer item. So, I went to the GMC dealer across the street and ordered the piece. I won't get it till Tuesday.  So, the car is on vacation till then.  We finished the day by going to our friend David and Carol's house for a fish fry. Very good time and a welcome break from the brakes.


  1. Fish Fry sounds great...so much better than mechanician! More tarter sauce plz..

  2. Hello!! Which state is yours? I can see that you like gardens. Hey, are you an elder? I'm a m. servant! I'm from Brazil.

  3. Felipe Sousa Rodrigues, Thanks for stopping by.