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Rear Brakes How would I get the metal piece that slides in the holes of the brakes after everything is together to fit in the bottom so everything stays together

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I need to kno what exactly you are putting in if it is the adjuster you will have to adjust it all the way in before you can put it back together or find a way to put it on there while you put everything back in

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Rear break drum wont go back on after changing shoes. the adjuster is in all of the way, everything is assembled correctly and I squeezed the brakes together. they are self adjusting.


You may have to squeeze the shoes in towards each other. If you have everything assembled correctly the drum will go on right

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Okay there's hoses for the parking brake, how do they cconnect? Do I need to buy some type of connector? Everything under there is rusted.


The flexible hydraulic brake hoses are for your primary brakes both front and rear. The brake hoses are manufactured with metal fittings on both ends ready for fitting as shown in these examples.

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If you are unsure of what you are doing (as it seems you are unsure) you should not be working on your cars brakes but have a competent professional do the essential brake work..

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Now I've changed rubber brake hose and hard line to the T on rear axle, bled system and left rear brake still drags. All new pads and rotors all around and new calipers in rear. And great pedal.


the callipers actually slide on two pins that are part of the mount to the axle. this sliding action allows the callipers to centralize over the rotor disc
if you are experiencing a dragging brake then remove the pads and see if you can slide the calliper on those pins
if not you will have to remove the pins and clean the rust and gunk out of the holes in the calliper
they do rust up and seize which gives dragging brakes especially after fitting new pads.

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I have a 2006 f-250, i have a grinding noise that sounds like it is coming from the rear wheels, but when i apply the brakes it stops. what could this be?


Are your brake pads worn? They will have a small metal tab on one of the pads on each side. These are referred to squeeker tabs. They let you know when your pads are worn enough to need changed before you get metal to metal part failure. They are designed to barely scrape against the rotor when the brakes are not applied and make an annoying noise. I would look again and make sure all rear pads are in good shape. If they are you might clean the brakes, sometimes a piece of dirt or debris can make the same noise. If you have one pad that is worn more than the rest make sure you clean and grease the caliper slide pins when you change the pads. Actually, you always want to make sure you clean and grease the slides when you do a brake job.

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I have 96 ford explorer have found a hole in metal brake line this part of the line has some sought of light metal insulation and is only about four inches longhand has two like moulded fittings either...


Any part of the brake line is replaceable. If there are fittings on either end e Than it is as simple as removing the old piece, buying a piece of brake line with the same fittings, bending the new line to fit in the space, tightening the fittings on the new line, and then bleeding the brakes.

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I replaced rear wheel barrings on my 2004 crf 450. I disonnected brake line when doin this. i then put everything bck together and bled brakes got air out. rode bike tested out n brakes didn't work. so...


U didn't have to disconnect the brake line to take wheel of but anyway make sure the brake line fittings are tight and make sure u put the the copper washer back on the fitting then bleed the brakes again by filling pumping then undoing bleeder a little then keep repeating till the brakes reel hard and make sure the brake pads are moving.

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I have a 2000 blazer ls 2 door the rear hatch willnot open frome inside or outside


Under the carpet by the rear hatch, there is a place for a standard screw driver to pop the latch. Might have to cut the carpet to get to it.

Apr 14, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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Vibration in rear of vehicle when braks are applied


I believe that the rear discs are warped or the tires are out of round when braking. More likely, the discs. --- The following are the instructions for replacing the front and rear pads for the front/back rotors. 1999-01 Grand Cherokee Front
  1. Drain 2?3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. Use the bleeder screw at the front outlet port to drain the fluid. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the pistons in the caliper bore. NOTE: This will back the brake pads off of the rotor surface to facilitate the removal and installation of the caliper assembly.
  5. Pry the caliper support spring out of the caliper.
  6. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
  7. Lift the caliper from the anchor.
  8. Using a piece of mechanics wire, support the caliper so there is not tension on the brake hose.
  9. Remove the brake pads from the caliper. Fig. 2: Installing the inward brake pad on the front caliper pistons - 1999-01 Grand Cherokee 93026g92.gif
    To install:
  10. Position the brake pads onto the caliper.
  11. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
  12. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 21-30 ft. lbs. (29-41 Nm). Install the slide pin bushing caps.
  13. Install the caliper support spring in the top of the caliper under the anchor; then, install the other end into the lower caliper hole. NOTE: Hold the spring in the caliper hole with your thumb while prying the spring end out and under the anchor.
  14. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
  15. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
  16. Install the wheels.
Rear
  1. Drain 2?3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. Use the bleeder screw at the front outlet port to drain the fluid. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the piston in the caliper bore. NOTE: This will back the brake pads off of the rotor surface to facilitate the removal and installation of the caliper assembly.
  5. Pry the caliper support spring out of the caliper.
  6. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
  7. Lift the caliper from the anchor.
  8. Using a piece of mechanics wire, support the caliper so there is not tension on the brake hose.
  9. Remove the brake pads from the caliper. Fig. 3: Installing the inward brake pad on the rear caliper piston - 1999-01 Grand Cherokee 93026g95.gif
    To install:
  10. Position the brake pads onto the caliper.
  11. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
  12. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 21-30 ft. lbs. (29-41 Nm). Install the slide pin bushing caps.
  13. Install the caliper support spring in the top of the caliper under the anchor; then, install the other end into the lower caliper hole. NOTE: Hold the spring in the caliper hole with your thumb while prying the spring end out and under the anchor.
  14. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
  15. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
  16. Install the wheels.

Sep 30, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Replaced rear break shoes on 2003 ford taurus but


You will need to loosen the adjusting clip. In the back of the brake plate where you would bleed the brakes and at the bottom of that plate is a hole that probably has a rubber plug in it. Pop that plug out and put it someplace you won't loose it.
Then take a screw driver, (they have a regular break adjusting tool for this) But a screw driver will work. There is a little toothed wheel onthe other side of the plate down at the bottom of the brakes in the middle.
You need to back that off a little until the shoe compress back in so the hub will fit back over them.
I am assuming these are shoe brakes and not disk brakes correct?? Once you get the shoes compressed and the drum on and the wheel all the way back together then drive the car in reverse and hit the brakes semi hard. They have an automatic brake adjust that in reverse will set them properly. Do that several times and you will be good to go. Now if these are disk brakes You may need to take off the other side to see if you replaced them correctly by looking at both sides and comparing the two. I see no other reason why the hub would give you problems otherwise. Wile you have that hub off if they are disk brakes you may want to add some grease to the berrings just for good measure. Let me know how we come out. Its hard for me to help without seeing the situation. If these are drum brakes you will need to bleed them after you get them back together. Let me know and If you don't know how to do this I will guide you through the process. The Raz

Apr 17, 2010 | 2003 Ford Taurus

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Rear wheel bearing (1999) very loud, how do i fix it??


Before changing the real wheel bearings, you should thoroughly inspect your rear brakes. You would disassemble the back brakes anyway to change the bearings, and changing the brakes is easier. Remember to block the wheels up front, yes - safety first. As you pull off the rear drums, if you have to struggle to get them off, then that is a definite sign of wear and you'll need to do a rear brake job. As rear drum brakes are used, they have an auto adjust screw that tests and resets your brakes to ensure they are at proper distance to the drum surface. As brake shoes wear into the drums, they can create a groove or lip on the inside of the drum that the brakes will get caught upon when you try to remove worn brake drums. There should be a little hole on the interior side of the brake drum assembly and where you can fit a brake adjustment tool into. After you get the tool in there, it will touch against a star shaped wheel which is actually an adjusting nut. If you have a very small phillips screwdriver, place it inside this same hole and push the little arm that is touching this little star shaped nut. Everytime you back up and hit the brakes, this automatic adjustment lever pushes down on the little star shaped nut making sure that the brakes are not loose (keeps them snug). After you have this lever pushed away from the star shaped nut, use the brake tool to begin turning the star shaped nut until you have moved the screw back together, and the brake shoes have moved back towards each other, and you should then be able to easilly slide the brake drum off.

Once you get the rear drums off, you should try to turn the rear hub on each side and listen for noise and the feel of metal grinding (it should turn freely and smoothly). If the brake pads and drums are in good shape (plenty of brake padding left and no signs of metal wear upon the drums) AND you can feel and or hear the grinding as you turn the wheel hub assembly, then proceed with continuing to replace the rear wheel bearings. However, the more likely scenario is that you need a rear brake job, and doing a brake job is still easier than continuing to tear your brakes apart to replace the hub bearings.

You can check out a copy of Chilton's Auto Repair Manual Hyundai Excel 1986 - 1993 from your local public library. You can also buy this manual on the internet by using your favorite search engine (yahoo, google, etc) to locate a book seller.

Jul 19, 2009 | 1986 Hyundai Excel

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