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Rear Brake Inspection

Dealer advises that rear drums are outdated parts.
Dealer reports that new updated drums available.
Dealer strongly suggests that the drums be replaced as well as new brake shoes.
I'm OK with the new brake shoes, but are the drum replacements really necessary?

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Brake Drums Same as Front Brake ROTORS Do have a Minimum Size in order for the Brakes to perform to Optimum BITE if they are out Of Specifications you will have Decent stopping BUT Not as good as New & Or "IN Tolerance specs" the REAR brakes Have A Lot to do with your Brake Pedal Hight the Higher the better so saddly Yes Dealer is right. you DO NOT Have to PAY 3 times the cost for the parts at the dealer, Go th a Auto Parts store and save a BUNDLE , then take them to the dealer tell em you were gona install em but it was too hard. that way you only get STABED with Labor. Further more it is Maybe once every 5 years or so for Drum Replacment. I am A 28yr Auto & Heavy Truck Tech and I have NEVER for personal Costomers
Replaced a UNnesasary Part as do MANY MANY SHOOPS Do

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Only if the drums are over-sized would they need replaced. This means if the drums cannot be turned. There should be a maxium diameter stamped on the drum. You will need a drum mike to measure. I have not heard of this before unless it is a safety re-call in which you would not have to pay.

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