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jimcatinmi

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Thanks for all the info, Inhad the same question that's why I live this place


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I had problems with one hot drum on each side, two were over 250* and the other two were about 150* so I fixed the wiring to the brakes and then I jacked up one wheel at a time. I check for wobble and spun the wheel to make sure the bearings were okay and then I adjusted the shoes with the star adjusters. I shot about a half a tube of grease in each EZ Lube fitting and I could tell that the wheels spun easier. Got one side finished this morning before it got hot outside.

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I too use an IR gun.. Just checking to make sure NOTHING stands out... I will find that the sun side will be warmer than the shade side, sometimes as much as 15 degrees...

I also use the "touch" if I am unsure.


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ford truck guy wrote:

I too use an IR gun.. Just checking to make sure NOTHING stands out... I will find that the sun side will be warmer than the shade side, sometimes as much as 15 degrees...

I also use the "touch" if I am unsure.


Although I went to a TPMS it’s almost too much info . Joking of course, not sure I want to have anymore tools to tell me what’s going on [emoticon] But yes the touch method and the TPMS so far has kept me out of trouble.

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The touch method is something I learned from my Dad when I was a child. Nothing wrong with it. Using an IR gun just allow you to get into spots you can't do with your hand and allows for an across the board check on things. I have used it extensively shooting it in areas that would be the closet to the bearing which I would not be able to do with my hand. I have thought of removing the center hub cover cap which would allow to shoot the bearing cover which is probably as close as one could get but I have not done so.


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Man O man you people are a mountain of knowledge!
Thanks for being there!
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I think there might be some El Toro poo poo mixed into that mountain. [emoticon]

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