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REAR BRAKES SHOES INSTALLATION HOW TO INSTALL BRAKE SHOES

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This is a pretty straight forward repair. Normally the hardest part of the repair is dis-assembly of the rear brake assembly components and retaining clips. There is a special tool, set of pliers you can purchase to simplify some of this but typically you can do the job with a Pair or Regular pliers, pair of Needle nose pliers and a large blades flat screw driver. For step by step instructions and illustrations of the work area I recommend the Haynes Repair manual for your vehicle.

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