Friday, 25 July 2014

Rear brakes and wheel bearings

Squeaking from the back nearside led me to take the hub off and inspect the inside of the discs.

Here you can see the rust and the wear on the pads. One of the retaining clips (near the thumb) has snapped off and should look like the opposite side. This meant the shoes were rubbing on the inside of the disc causing the squeal. So while the hub is off having a new bearing pressed in I will replace and clean up the inside of the wheel.

I have ordered some new flooring for the living area. A new side window and two new roof vents. Update to follow.

Once the bearing returns I will re-assemble the end of the axle.