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Hey Everyone,

I am a newbie not only to this Forum but also to 4 wheelers. I hope you all have some patience with me..:)
I recently purchased a used 2003 Honda Recon 250 TRX and am going through it making sure its safe.

Having a little back brake issue. The berake lever which the brake cables go through and can be adjusted is getting stuck. When I push the foot pedal, the brakes work, however, it doesnt release backwards and the brakes stay engaged. If I reach down and push the lever backwards, the brakes release again.

Any ideas how to resolve this issue?
Do I need to tear the brakes down?

Thank ahead for your help!

Kasman
 

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Welcome to the forums. Sounds like the brake shoes need to be replaced. When the rear brake shoes wear down to a certain point they will stick like that. The cam that the brake lever turns will turn too far and stick and that's why they free back up when you pull the brake lever back.
 

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Thank you very much. Guess I will tear them down this weekend and clean everything up. I was reading in the manual that I am supposed to replace that O ring before putting it back together? Is than an absolute must? as I would have to order that and it would not be in for several days.

Thanks again for your help!
 

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I was reading in the manual that I am supposed to replace that O ring before putting it back together? Is than an absolute must? as I would have to order that and it would not be in for several days.
It should be OK to reuse it as long as it's in good condition.
 

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welcome to the forums..yeah..tear your back brakes down..remove the brake shoe cam ( goes through the backing plate from the outside into the brake drum )..use a bench wire brush if you got one..makes it easier to clean up..with some wd-40..spray some into the cam opening..put the cam back in..and work it around and around..this will break up the rust inside the cam hole, pull the cam out..wipe it down..put some grease on the cam..incert the cam back in..put the cloth dust seal back on..then the brake lever arm..bolt and nut..don't tighten it yet..because you may need to remove it to adjust for play !..for your drum..it's a great idea to have a dremel to sand/grind down the inside of the drum..this makes it soooo much easier to do than do by hand with sand paper. put it all back together..and see if your rear brakes return after you push them down.
 

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