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I'm changing the back drum brakes, and the shoes installed currently have both parts of the emergency brakes installed on the back side of the shoe. The new Duralast shoes autozone gives me for my truck...


Does the old brake pads look like the news ones? If not, take them back to the auto store. Take one of the old pads with you and show them, tell them that is what you need. I don't know if they have what you need, if not, get your money back, go to a different auto store. I can't see anything from here, as far as comparing brake pads.
It does help to have second vehicle so you can chase parts, if you have the tire and brake pads off your regular vehicle. Maybe call a friend or relative to give you a ride to auto store. I know it's a pain if only one vehicle, I've been there.

Jul 23, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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How to Change Your Brake Pads


Brake Pads should be replaced in pairs, the front will wear faster than the rear so usually the front will need to be replaced more often.
First Here is a list of what you will need. This list mainly applies to disc brakes but I have included a link for how to replace drum brakes with graphic images. All parts can be purchased from an auto parts or hardware store.
  • New Brake Pads
  • C-Clamp
  • Small amount of Brake/Caliper Grease (usually comes in a small packet)
  • A can of Brake Cleaner
  • Car-jack and lug wrench
  • A small bungee cord
  • Wrench/Socket/Allen Wrench (depending on your car)
  • A hammer (mainly for drum brakes)
  1. Lossen the lug nuts.
  2. Jack up the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire from the vehicle.
  4. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and disc taking care not to spray plastic parts on the vehicle. This is done to partly protect yourself from the brake dust and to also clean everything and help remove rust.
  5. The following steps are for disc brakes, for drum brakes skip to step 15.
  6. Next, remove the caliper bolts, the heads will be located on the inside side of the caliper, the wrench needed will vary base on vehicle make and model.
  7. Slide the caliper and brake pads off of the disc.
  8. Remove the outer brake pad.
  9. The bungee cord may be used to keep the caliper from hanging freely. Do not allow the brake line to be bent or hold the caliper itself.
  10. Use the C-Clamp to slowly depress the inner brake pad as far as it can go. If any brake fluid leaks out of the reservoir, it may need to be replaced once brakes are replaced. Make sure to press the brake pedal several times between each tire having brakes replaced to help keep brake fluid from leaking. Some brake fluid may be siphoned beforehand to prevent loosing any fluid.
  11. If the disc is to be replaced, do so now, spray the new disc with brake cleaner to remove any residue. The disc should be replaced if grooves or chips are found on it, or if it is outside of thickness specifications of the manufacturer.
  12. Grease the caliper bolts.
  13. Put the new brake pads on the caliper and slide the brake pads and caliper back onto the disc and insert the bolts.
  14. Skip to Step 18 for disc brakes.
  15. For drum brakes, use the hammer, brake cleaner, and possibly a pry bar to remove the drum which should slide directly off.
  16. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and other parts within the drum to clean and prevent dust from being breathed in.
  17. Use the following link for better information on how to replace drum brakes http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums
  18. Mount the tire, bolt on the lug nuts, and remove the jack.
  19. Press the brake a few times and clean up.
Congrats on replacing the brake pads on your vehicle.
Benjamin

on Jan 06, 2011 | Dodge Intrepid Cars & Trucks

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How to change the break pads for ford focus 2004


The following is from a tip I have posted for all cars but will work for yours, for removing the caliper bolt, a 7mm Allen wrench should be needed.
First Here is a list of what you will need. This list mainly applies to disc brakes but I have included a link for how to replace drum brakes with graphic images. All parts can be purchased from an auto parts or hardware store.
  • New Brake Pads
  • C-Clamp
  • Small amount of Brake/Caliper Grease (usually comes in a small packet)
  • A can of Brake Cleaner
  • Car-jack and lug wrench
  • A small bungee cord
  • Wrench/Socket/Allen Wrench (depending on your car)
  • A hammer (mainly for drum brakes)
  1. Lossen the lug nuts.
  2. Jack up the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire from the vehicle.
  4. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and disc taking care not to spray plastic parts on the vehicle. This is done to partly protect yourself from the brake dust and to also clean everything and help remove rust.
  5. The following steps are for disc brakes, for drum brakes skip to step 15.
  6. Next, remove the caliper bolts, the heads will be located on the inside side of the caliper, the wrench needed will vary base on vehicle make and model.
  7. Slide the caliper and brake pads off of the disc.
  8. Remove the outer brake pad.
  9. The bungee cord may be used to keep the caliper from hanging freely. Do not allow the brake line to be bent or hold the caliper itself.
  10. Use the C-Clamp to slowly depress the inner brake pad as far as it can go. If any brake fluid leaks out of the reservoir, it may need to be replaced once brakes are replaced. Make sure to press the brake pedal several times between each tire having brakes replaced to help keep brake fluid from leaking. Some brake fluid may be siphoned beforehand to prevent loosing any fluid.
  11. If the disc is to be replaced, do so now, spray the new disc with brake cleaner to remove any residue. The disc should be replaced if grooves or chips are found on it, or if it is outside of thickness specifications of the manufacturer.
  12. Grease the caliper bolts.
  13. Put the new brake pads on the caliper and slide the brake pads and caliper back onto the disc and insert the bolts.
  14. Skip to Step 18 for disc brakes.
  15. For drum brakes, use the hammer, brake cleaner, and possibly a pry bar to remove the drum which should slide directly off.
  16. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and other parts within the drum to clean and prevent dust from being breathed in.
  17. Use the following link for better information on how to replace drum brakeshttp://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums
  18. Mount the tire, bolt on the lug nuts, and remove the jack.
  19. Press the brake a few times and clean up.
Congrats on replacing the brake pads on your vehicle.
Benjamin

Jan 06, 2011 | 2004 Ford Focus

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I changed my brakes on rear put on new drums,pads and springs but now i get clunking noise when i put on the brakes on the passenger side.please help


Jack up the rear end, spin each wheel to determine which side needs to come off, have someone else apply the brakes while you are spinning the wheels. Take that wheel off and pull the drum, inspect the spring at the bottom of shoes to determine if it is on or on properly, they are only supposed to go on one way, but can go on wrong and appear to be correct. Otherwise, attach a clamp such as an Irwin 12 in. clamp Model 5412 and clamp it onto the shoes (I've also used duct tape wrapped several times around the brake shoes). Have your friend apply the brakes and watch the backing plate and wheel cylinder to see if they or anything else moves that shouldn't. Make sure your shoes are seated properly at both top and bottom. 6357227b-1ffe-4078-b5db-5c4d4d846cb2.jpg

Dec 30, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Aztek

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Anyone have a diy for installing and removing brake pads for a 1984 S10 fronts are rotors, and rears are drums


Ok, these are pretty easy. Start with the front; they'll be the most important. Remove the tires, and place on blocks or jack stands. Make sure you have a piece of wire or a short, strong bungee cord to hold the caliper up once you're going. Turn the wheels to one side, all the way. Start with the side opposite of where you turned to. If you study the backing plate, you'll see that there are fairly large bolts that hold the caliper bracket to the backing plate. Remove these (they'll be TIGHT). This should allow the entire caliper and bracket assembly to be removed. Wire or bungee this up so it's not placing stress on the hose. Next is the rotor. It SHOULD come right off, but sometimes they rust on. If so, hit it with a hammer, and it will come loose. Now, you'll want to compress the brake piston. Be careful with this, because often when you compress the piston, it forces the brake fluid up and out of the reservoir, leaving a mess and eating all the paint from your engine compartment. This is easily done with a c-clamp. Remove the brake pads, and put the new ones in. They just clip in. Now you want to put the rotor in place, and put the caliper and bracket in place. Tighten everything down tight again, and put that wheel back on. Start up your truck and press the brake pedal until it isn't soft anymore. Turn the wheels the opposite direction, and do the other side. As for the rear wheels, do the same; remove the tires and place it on stands or blocks. There should be a rubber plug on the bottom rear of the backing plate. Remove this. If it's missing already, disregard. Look inside. You'll see a wheel with teeth in it. This is what you use to loosen the brakes and adjust them. Start turning this by inserting a screwdriver and prying up or down on it. You'll figure out if you're going the right direction if either you can pull the drum off, or if the drum won't turn. If it won't turn, go the other direction until the drum will pull off. Again, sometimes it takes some persuasion, as these like to rust to the axle (in the center). When you get the drum off, you'll see the internals. Take a picture of it so you can make sure you don't forget how it went together, or use the other side for reference. Remove the springs, and you should be able to pull the shoes out of their places. Put the new ones in the same way the old ones came out. Put the drum back on, and tighten that wheel until the drum won't turn, then back it off just until you don't feel the pads dragging on the drum as you turn it. Put the rubber plug back in if applicable, then put the tire back on. Do the other side the same way. ::note:: the adjusting wheel on the other side is usually opposite of its predecessor. Have fun!

Sep 09, 2010 | 1984 Chevrolet S-10

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I took the rear wheels off to replace the brake pads on my 1995 Ford Mustang GT convertible and I cannot figure out how to get the pads on and it put back together. Help!


The brake caliper pistons have to be turned back in the caliper in order to install the new pads. I would recommend going to the parts store and maybe renting the tool to do it.

Oct 06, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang

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I have a 2001 1800 engine Nissan Almera Tino. The rear brake pads need replacing how do i do this?


You said pads so is it disk brake in rear or drum ? disk have pads drums have shoes.
ok if its disk then its real easy to change them take tire off after raising car and theres two bolts at the back of the calibur one top and one bottom back those out then carefully slide the calbur off the disk ok then you will see two pads one inner and one outer they will look slightly different ok heres the short cut use the outer pad and place it agains the round center and use a large c clamp to press it flat then take it off ok know put new pads on and place it back on disk tighten the two bolts back in and put tire back on lower car know very important pop the hood and make sure the brake resivor lid is on good then get in car start it and pump brake back up dont miss that last step or you may not have brakes till you pump it up hope i have helped you.

Sep 11, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Altima

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Got a guy to change break pads for me on my car. breaks now drag


i assume you mean the front pads, because the back are probably shoes..is it both front wheels or just one? if it is the front brakes locking up, its either the hose to that caliper is collapsed or the caliper it self is faulty. if its the rear brakes, its possible they were put on backwards...little shoe goes toward the fron and the bigger one goes toward the back...maybe they were put together wrong..id say if this guy that did your brakes, cant figure the problem out, then he shouldnt be doing brake jobs!

Jun 25, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Putting on brake drums


Make sure u backed off on the adjusters all the way, the drums should fit if u do. countrycurt0

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