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How do you remove the rear brake drums on an aveo 2004

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Check this proceduto about how to replace a Brake Drum (DIY Complexity: Moderate / Time: 2.1 hours)

Parts:
1. Brake Drum

Tools:
1. Jack Stand Set
2. Mallet Hammer
3. Flat Head Screwdriver
4. Floor Jack
5. Combination Wrench Set
6. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
7. Tire Iron
8. Socket Set

Supplies:
1. Brake Cleaner

Steps:
Step 1 Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the vehicle will not roll or lean when jacked up.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 Remove the rear wheel hub caps (if necessary) to gain access to the lug nuts. Using a tire iron or lug nut wrench, break loose the rear wheel lug nuts but do not remove.
o Tip: Turn the lug nuts counter clockwise to loosen. If the lug nuts are too tight, use a breaker to gain more leverage.

Step 3 Using a floor jack, lift up the rear of the vehicle.
o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.

Step 4 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
o Tip: Try to find a flat, level, and strong surface to put the jack stands.

Step 5 Remove the lug nuts. Remove the rear wheels.

Step 6 Remove the brake drum by pulling it outwards.
o Tip: Make sure the parking brake is released before removing the brake drum.

Step 7 Visually inspect the brake drum for cracking, scoring or grooving. If any of these conditions are found, the brake drum will need to be resurfaced or replaced.

Step 8 Visually inspect the brake shoe linings and drum brake components for damage or wear.

Step 9 Replace worn components if necessary.

Step 10 Install the new or resurfaced brake drum.

Step 11 Reinstall the wheel. Torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer’s specification.

Step 12 Remove the rubber grommet from the backing plate. Insert a screw driver into the slot and turn the star wheel adjuster to adjust the brake shoes out.
o Tip: Turn the star wheel adjuster until you feel a slight drag while spinning the wheel.

Step 13 Road test the vehicle.


Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

Posted on May 06, 2010

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    Tim Terzich Jun 05, 2010

    Sometimes the back drums are hard to get off. Hit between the lung studs with a sledge hammer "Don't hit the lug studs" keep working at it sooner or later the drum will release. Careful don't hit the drum to hard you might break it.

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I just wanted to add one small detail to what ZJLIMITED stated, the brake drums on all vehicles coming off the assembly line have small round metal spring steel clips securing them onto the rear axles, I suppose it aids them from becoming loose and falling off on the production/assembly line.
If you dont remove these clips which are afixed to the tire wheel lug studs you will never be able to pull off the brake drums.
Take a pair of electrical **** pliers and cut them off and throw them away as they will never do anyone any good once the vehicle is off the assembly line.
Happy Motoring!!!

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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how do you remove the rear brake drums on an aveo - 51f2a45.pngIf this helps?

Posted on May 30, 2010

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    Tim Terzich Jun 05, 2010

    Great visual aid Biggdex35

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SOURCE: Rear Brakes drum 2004 Kia Rio

The rear drums are held on by a spindle nut. You first must remove the dust cap then unstake the nut and remove it. Behind that is a retaining washer and the outer bearing. The bearings can become a little stuck in which case a hammer can usually persuade them to loosen up.

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SOURCE: Removal of Rear Brake Drum on 2004 Chevy Aveo

1.Release parking brake.
2. Apply the brake pedal at least 10 times.
3. Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, etc.
4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
5. Remove the lock ring and the caulking nut from the spindle.
6. Remove the drum from the spindle.
Note: Pull the drum straight off the spindle.

There is an opening on the inside for adjusting the tension,It's under a rubber cap.You can use a screw driver to make the adjustment

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Chevrolet Aveo Brake lights not working

A couple of days ago my brake lights on my 2004 Chevy Aveo wouldn't work, so I attempted to remove the lamp covers to check the bulbs. Also, before this my shifter would get stuck in park and could only be released by pressing the unlock gadget next to the shifter. Back to the brakes...Well, you open the trunk and remove the two screws just like the manual said, but it was very hard to pull off. There's 2 prongs holding the other half of the light on. The lamp will come loose by prying it (very hard). You think the cover will break, but it'll come loose. The bulbs were all OK.

After much frustration and internet info, the STOP LAMP SWITCH, GM#96436331 ($9.30 at Chevy dealer), which is located under the dash and has contact with the brake pedal, was defective. Once replaced, both my brake lights AND SHIFTING problems were cured. So if the brake lights suddenly don't work or you have problems getting the vehicle out of park, check the switch by pushing the prong (end that has contact with brake) of the switch in and out. If it doesn't retract smoothly...that's the PROBLEM. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: how to remove brake drum rear wheel 2004 Hyundai Elantra

Jack up rear of car till tire is off the ground.
Remove lug nuts & remove wheel.
Remove phillips screw(s) from drum.
Using a hammer, strike the drum to loosen it from the hub.
Remove drum by simutaneously turning it and pulling it outward away from the vehicle.

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