Question about Cars & Trucks
Can someone tell me how to re assembly the brake "shoe" back together. My boyfriend is trying. We are trying....If we had the money we would not be doing this....I'm asking why doesn't the bottom half fit back on properly after changing the brake pad?
Would help if you posted the make and model of the vehicle ,are you refering to a swinging caliper type disk brake or are you doing a very old car with brake shoes and a brake drum on the front ,not been around since the late 50s
Posted on Nov 19, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello, this do it yourself project is very manageable if it is brake pads that you are replacing on your car; if they are disc shoes it may be a little bit harder. In essence a brake job can be done straight out of a auto manual for your car and is not to diffucult as long as you follow good safety procedures while jacking up your vehicle and removing your wheels. First, I would park your car and setting your parking break will make your rear brakes impossible to get off so do not set it. I would however keep this in mind and be very careful working on your car then. I would chaulk your front wheel with a chaulk block or a brick. I would loosen your lug nuts just to break the intial torque I would then jack up the rear of your vehicle and set jack stands under your car in the proper locations. Then systematically, remover your wheel and then the two bolts holding your caliper to the spindle. Carefully, remove the caliper and do not let it hang becuase you will bend your brake line. Remove old shoes, then compress the caliper with a caliper compression tool from your local auto parts store or a c-clamp and a small block of wood. Inspect the rotor for deep gouges, a blue tint, or if you know you have gotten them really hot before I would replace the rotor. Next, install the new brake pads, put rotor back onto spindle and insert bolts back into caliper housing. Repeat for the next side and put the wheel back on and remember to torque your lug nuts to the proper specification. I hope this fixes your problem for you!
Posted on May 25, 2009
Once the car is jacked up, remove the front tires, then whith a 12 wrench key, remove the bolt that is located on the rear side of the caliper, not the one holding the brake fluid line buth the one right next to it. Pry the brake pad holder off and then remove the brake pads themselves. You will need to press the caliper's piston in, to be able to fit new brake pads since new pads will be thicker.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
On rear brake shoes there are two different size shoes..one small and one big (PAD).
The SMALL pad goes towards the front of the vehicle. The BIG pad goes towards the back of the vehicle. This should help you...
Jun 11, 2011 | 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Apr 02, 2011 | 1993 Buick Park Avenue
Mar 24, 2011 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks
Aug 17, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
Jun 25, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Durango
Aug 29, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Jun 04, 2009 | 1994 Hyundai Excel
May 15, 2009 | 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Jan 28, 2009 | 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
35 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!