GAP Posted November 27, 2022 Share Posted November 27, 2022 I recently did my very first (done by me) axle bearing repack job. While everything was apart, did my best to inspect the brakes. My 2021 E2 will be 2 years old and has 16,000 miles. I live in New England and use the trailer through the winter so unsurprisingly, brake mechanisms were quite rusty. I used the magnet to slide the mechanism rearward to check for ease of operation. One was impossible to move by hand. That one also dragged slightly when I turned the hub before disassembling. While tire was still on, I gave it a spin and it turned multiple rotations but I could hear a little dragging. To unlock the mechanism, I carefully applied some spray lithium making sure to not contaminate brake pads. After, wiped them down with brake cleaner for good measure. Was able to unfreeze the unit but, after reassembling and giving another spin, I could still hear a very slight drag. Spun freely but I am concerned that the should be no drag at all. Can one of you mechanically inclined offer a suggestion? Gerry 2021 Elite 2, Twin Bed, Lithium & Solar, 3000W Inverter 2022 Ford F150, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, 4x4 Supercab, Trailer Tow Package Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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