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Do you need to replace rear brake drums?

Do you need to replace rear brake drums?

Hear this out loudPauseThe brake drums on your car are built to last for about 200,000 miles. A mechanic will measure the drums to gauge whether or not they need to be replaced or if they can be turned instead. If the damage to the brake drum is bad enough, it will begin to cause problems with the brake shoes.

What’s the best way to replace rear brake shoes?

Step 1: Remove the brake drum. Remove the drum by pulling it straight out towards you. If it does not come off easily, hit the front of it with a hammer to loosen it. Step 2: Inspect the brakes. Before you dig into replacing your brake shoes you’ll want to measure and inspect everything.

How to repair rear wheel brake on Toyota Corolla?

Apply chalk to the inside surface of the drum, then grind drum on the brake shoe lining to fit. If the contact between the drum and the shoe lining is improper, repair it using a brake shoe grinder or replace the brake shoe assembly. 12. Remove rh, front or upper rear wheel brake cylinder assy

How do you change the brakes on a car?

Adjust the brakes using a screwdriver or dedicated brake spoon. Expand the shoes until the drum can just barely be turned by hand. Back off the adjusting screw 12 notches. If the shoes still are dragging, back off the adjusting screw a couple more notches. Step 10: Install the brake drum. Install the brake drum by sliding it onto the hub assembly.

How do you replace the rear drum brake?

6) Remove the retaining clips by simply using a screwdriver and push down on them. 7) You can then wiggle, pull and push to get the assembly of the rear brakes off the backing plate. 8) Remove the parking brake cable from the brake assembly. Take the brake pads and springs apart, replace with new brake pads.

Do my brake shoes need to be replaced?

If the hand brake requires a hard yank to keep the car from rolling off, chances are the brake shoes need replacing . On a steep incline, if the car moves an inch or so before coming to a rest, the drum or brake shoes would need to be inspected. There is a possibility it could be a loose hand brake cable, which is a much easier fix.

When to change brake shoes?

Brake shoes should be replaced when the friction material has worn down to within 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) of the rivets. If the friction material is bonded to the backing plate (no rivets), then the shoes should be replaced when they have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of material left.

How do you replace brake shoes?

Grip the brake pads on either side and pull them directly toward you to separate them from the backing plate. The springs will come with the brake shoe set, but the parking brake cable should remain with the vehicle. Once the brake shoe set have been removed from the backing plate, you can begin replacing the pads.

How do you adjust rear brake shoes?

Step 1: Lift the rear end of the vehicle. Step 2: Remove the tire. Step 1: Access the drum brake adjustment star wheel. Step 2: Adjust the star wheel. Step 1: Check your work. Step 2: Install the tires. Step 3: Lower the vehicle. Step 4: Test drive your vehicle.

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Ruth Doyle