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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 07:48 Thread Starter
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Play in wheel/handbrake?

Following on from my spare wheel request, I noticed that there's about 10mm of rotational free-play on each rear wheel when the hand brake is on. Is that normal?
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Mine has been like that since I got it and has passed MOT OK, so I guess that it is normal and due to the handbrake inner drum and shoe setup. It does lock the wheels.
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They all do that! In this case it's actually true. Nobody has yet come up with a really convincing explanation of why the brake-locked drum can rotate a degree or two, but they do. I'm of the opinion it's a simple design fault in the shoe/adjuster/pivot mechanism.

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Thanks chaps, that's put my mind at ease.

On a slightly different point, the reason I was asking for a new spare wheel was that my existing spare is a different size to the other four. The reason I needed to use the spare was that the left rear stopped holding air quite suddenly.

Now, when I took the wheel off and inspected it there was no obvious damage, and the rim seemed ok, but there was a very odd wear pattern. The outer edge was more worn than the rest of the tyre, but only around about 30% of the circumference! I've never seen that before, and I'm not sure how it's even possible, Any thoughts?

Actually,one thing has just occurred to me- manufacturing defect?
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Uneven circumferential wear may be due to tyre imbalance or a binding brake shoe/pad. Your best bet would be to get advice from a good tyre fitting depot.

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