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Hey everyone, I am new to this forum and so far I am glad to be a part of it. I drive a '01 1500 4x4 and recently replaced my breaks on my truck and now the rear breaks squeal at low speeds, also my emergency break light came on immediately afterwards and has stayed on. Does anyone know how to fix that?
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Few questions.

1. When you did the brakes, did you turn the rotors and drums?
2. Did you bleed all brakes?
3. Did you top off the reservoir?
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Are the shoes adjusted correctly ? Are the short/long shoes on correctly ? If your not familiar with doing brake work , leave it for the pros . Brakes are nothing to mess with .
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I've done breaks before this is the first time I've had an issue with it. i did to off the fluid and turned the drums, and as far as i know i adjusted the shoes correctly, I tentioned them till t couldnt rotat the wheel and then backed it of a few clicks. everything is working correctly its just squeaking when i apply the brakes at low speeds, 10mph or less
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Did you grease the backing plates before you hung the shoes ?
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make sure that there is just a bit of slack in the emergency brake cable when it is released
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I'll try to get some grease in there, thanks. how do i adjust the slack in the cable?
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putting the grease in there helped, thanks alot everyone
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