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Hi All

Can someone please advise if the issue shown in the attached pictures is an easy fix over a spring/summer weekend or is a bigger job.

I'm guessing something is sticking in the calipers and thus the brake pads have not got full contact on the drum. These are the rear wheels.

I know they appear rusty but thats British weather for you.

Thanks to all that reply.

ubdai
 

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Those look terrifying! But yet totally a doable job. Soak everything in nice penetrating fluid. If you have been driving it then we can assume the parking brake is not seized (hopefully).

I would recommend getting a set of rebuilt calipers because of all the corrosion, they do not appear to be worth re-building yourself. Then replace the caliper, pads, and rotors. Bleed everything out thoroughly and you should be good to go (...or stop).
 

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If you can turn a wrench you can replace the brakes. Question is what needs replaced and how much parts are. I let the dealer replace rear pads and rotors on my "17 XT for about $350 USD. Parts alone cost $225. I replaced the same on the fronts the next week. Rears required backing off the e brake pads and I didn't want to run into any issue.

As justinw2116 said soak it all down and get at it. I would at a minimum get a set of pads and rotors, a caliper rebuild kit. I would replace the calipers and brackets as well. Once you get the rotor off ( you will have to back off the e brake pads first) you can clean and inspect the e brake mechanism.
 
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