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What tools do i need to repair the rear brakes ? is their also a special tool to pull the rear drum off ?

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Tool need to repair the rear brakes --
car jack,
lug nut wrench,
needle nose pliers,
regular pliers,
dead blow hammer, or ( a 2x4 and a regular 16oz hammer )
small wrench for ' zerk ' fitting when bleed time comes,
small 1/4 inch clear hoes ( for bleeding ),

there is no special tool needed for the removal of the drum itself ( maybe a dead blow hammer,, but that is not very special )-- make sure the e-brake is off and the front wheels are blocked ( car in park if auto or in gear if manual ). with the wheel off you should be able to just wiggle the drum off -- sometimes you will need to wack the drum with a dead blow hammer to get the drum to release - ( just hold the 2x4 to the inside edge of the drum and hit the 2x4 with the hammer ). if you do not have a manual that shows a picture of the pad and cable layout -- take a picture with a digital camera or draw a quick scetch of components. ( you can also use the brake on the other side as a reference ). -- replace the shoes and re-connect everything, place drum back on, put the wheel back on,adjust the brake shoe clearance and bleed the line. repeat on other side and you are good to go.

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I don't mean to offend, but if you don't know which tools are required or how to remove the rear drum, the only advice I can give, is to have the brakes serviced by a trained technician. There are certain areas of auto repair that the do-it-yourselfer should not work on. The brake system is one of those. There is too much at stake if the job isn't done right. The safety of you and your family, and the guy in front of you on the highway when traffic comes to a halt at 70mph and your brakes fail. Everybody, me included, would like to think they can fix anything. But there are things best left to the pros. Again, I don't mean to offend, or imply that you are not a good mechanic. It's just the only answer I can give considering the circumstances.

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