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Old 01-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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rear brakes bad

ok so i went to get my tires rotated and asked them to take a look at the brakes they called me out there never a good thing lol, and showed me my rear brakes they both need a wheel cylenders axle seals shoes and the drums to be turned. im not experinced with drum breaks only worked on disk. how hard are those to take care of and how bad is it driving with no rear breaks.

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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Well you need rear brakes. If you didn't they wouldn't put them on at the factory. Drum brakes aren't too bad to work on. You'll need seals, shoes, wheel cylinders, spring kit and brake adjuster kit. You can most likely take your drums to where ever they do brakes and have them turned. They will let you know if there is enough material or if you'll need new drums. Not sure what rear axle you have so I don't know about the seals. Just do one side at a time that way you have a reference when reassembling the brakes.

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[QUOTE= Just do one side at a time that way you have a reference when reassembling the brakes.[/QUOTE]

very sound advise with drum brakes
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:28 PM   #4

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Take a picture of the brakes before you take them apart too. Makes it easy to see how it should look when you get done. Get several cans of brake cleaner and spray liberally so you don't have dust flying everywhere. Also some quality needle nose are good to have available if you don't have brake tools. Make sure the front wheels are chocked and the emergency brake is off too.
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"""""how bad is it driving with no rear breaks."""""

If you have to ask that, better take it to a professional.
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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i know its bad to drive with no brakes, are there any tricks to the drum brakes i should know about befor doing them and this will all be done in a hobby shop on base got all the tools i need. anyone know know of a site with step by step directions or anything just help it go a little easyer
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:25 PM   #7
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and as far as the axle seal how do i go about doing that

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