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Old 02-02-2011, 06:07 PM
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OK, both wheels turn easily now. I took the passenger side apart again and had a bear of time getting it not to drag. The trick turned out to be lightly tapping the outside of the rotor drum with a hammer. I did that on the driver's side too and forgot I had done it when I posted last night ... so maybe that was what did the trick there too. However, on the passenger side, when I applied the e-brake and released, it would go back to dragging a tiny bit ... then I'd tap lightly with the hammer and no dragging at all. I did that routine a couple times and now it seems to spin without dragging even after applying the brake. I took it for yet another drive, checked again, and both wheels turn freely ... so ... fixed? Hopefully. I think I'll have my indy take a look at it at some point, because now I feel like I have to check them every time I drive to make sure they still spin freely!
Anyhow, my third alignment appointment is Friday ... if I can get that done, I think I can call this project complete. Looking forward to driving it ... even just on a couple little loops around the neighborhood, I got a little reminder of what a treat this car is to drive.
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