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Re: rear brake replacement
Try to shorten first the adjusting bar between the shoes. this bar is used to adjust the handbrake. it is now extended because it was used on thin brake shoe. wth the new thick brake shoe, you have to shorten this bar again.
Ok listen to me closely! There is an adjuster on ford aspires i cant remember if its the top or bottom but you will see the part im talking about. This piece sits directly between the brake shoes. This has been adjusted out and made longer which is normal with worn shoes! You need to twist the adjuster all the way in with new brake shoes. This part your gonna be looking for has a little round wheel on it with tiny little jaggers all the way around that wheel. It is made this way so that once it gets where its suppose to be it cant back off. Self adjusters is what you need to be looking for so if you cant find on your car google it "self adjusters for rear brake shoes" that will fix you right up, just remember run that little feller all the way in. Then that brake drum will slide right on there for ya
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Pedal, not peddle. First make sure reservoir is full at the brake master cylinder. Then check your brake pads (for disc brakes) and/or brake shoes (for drum brakes). When the pads or shoes are very worn down, you will get a low pedal. If you have disc brakes on the front and drums on the rear wheels, first try just replacing the front brake pads. If you get a good pedal after the front is done, many people tend to let the rear brake shoes go unless they are making noise. These systems are designed to put most of the braking force on the front discs, so the rear shoes do not need changing as often.
Sounds like brake shoes are knocking. Try backing up while pumping brakes or using the emergency brake a few times to tighten up shoes. If those don't work you may have to manually adjust shoes with star wheel or maybe defective (out of round) drum
Notice the question ,duh putting drum back ON.Yes I have encounterd this 3times. Make sure e brake is backed off and the adjuster is tripped and shoes are retracted, also if aftermarket shoes had to grind a little off bottom of each shoe where it rests on each side, Next time I used Toyota shoes and new drum. No problem. Seems thatlining is thicker on aftermarket shoes from napa.
try adjusting the rear brake shoes but.....spin the rear wheels first is u get the feeling of the shoes grabbing then releasing ( the tire gets loose then tight as u rotate it) u will need to have the drums cut on a brake lathe or replaced...when u have this done , then adjust the rear shoes until u get a slight drag on the rear wheels..go pump the brake pedal to seat the shoes if the wheel spins free adjust the shoes more an repeat until they have a slight drag after pumping the brake pedal
After you remove the tire, the drim should slide off. If it doesn't then try using a rubber mallet and gently tap on the outside edge as you pull on it. Sometimes you also need to tap on the drum in the center part. I have sprayed penetrating lubes like WD-40 or PB Blaster into the seam at the center. You may also have to back off the parking brake cable or even use the adjuster to back off the shoes.
emergency brake on? If so release it the brake shoes should release the drum.
Second option is to spray some WD40 on the threads next to the drum and replace
the wheel putting the lug nuts on finger tight. Lower the vehicle and slowly
drive forward for a couple of feet and slam on the brakes, then do the same in
reverse. Raise the vehicle and remove the wheel and see if the drum is loose or
give the drum a couple of whacks with a rubber hammer.
i think your aware of how to change the brakes if im right and your problem is the rusted drum doesnt want to come off the only way to get the old drum off is to remove adjuster plug from behind drum dustshield and adjust the shoes so that there not even close to the braking area of the drum then try and wiggle the drum off of the assembly if it is not coming off then you need to use the old nylon hammer on the drum and i mean you must hit the drum from side to side trying by hand to wiggle the drum off its a tight fit and you need to strike the drum on the face not on the fins not wanting to damage with persistance and care and patience you will eventually be able to remove the drum to service brakes take care and good luck with it