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Any special tools needed to change rear shoes on astra van ?

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Yes its called a Brake drum tool. looks like pliers almost but it has 4 different heads for all parts of the shoe and drum assembly. usually they package has all the instructions on how to use the different heads of the tool, and they're only 15-20 bucks and save so much head ache

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Removing and replacing rear brake shoes.


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Adjustments BRAKE SHOE ADJUSTMENT
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  1. Using the special tool, measure the inside diameter of the brake drum.

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  1. Position the special tool on the brake shoes and linings and adjust accordingly.
  2. Install the brake drum.




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1. my 96 ford windstar's tail lights dont work, but the bulbs are ok. 2 I want to change my rear brake shoes; are there any special tools I need?


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Need to replace the brakes on a 1994 cutlass ciera


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