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I am trying to change my brake shoes from my back tires. I have done ths jobs before on other cars but this truck has no discs. It is a 2500 chevy diesel.

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This vehicle has drum brakes, right?

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Brake peddle is low,

Pedal, not peddle. First make sure reservoir is full at the brake master cylinder. Then check your brake pads (for disc brakes) and/or brake shoes (for drum brakes). When the pads or shoes are very worn down, you will get a low pedal. If you have disc brakes on the front and drums on the rear wheels, first try just replacing the front brake pads. If you get a good pedal after the front is done, many people tend to let the rear brake shoes go unless they are making noise. These systems are designed to put most of the braking force on the front discs, so the rear shoes do not need changing as often.

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2006 chevy express 2500. While changing the brakes on my van, a rivet and clip pulled through the rear wheel dust plate, I'm unsure on how to fix this as now one half of the shoe is rubbing agains

get a washer welded in its place but if you dont want to go that way you will need to pull the brake shoes the drive axle just to get to the backing plate so you can remove the old one and install a new one

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Rear drum brakes stuck on 1991 chevy silverado

Its likely you eighter lose a hold down spring for the shoe or poped a wheel cylinder pistion out so it can't return properly Your brake shoes in eighter case are spend this caused the problem Try to apply the parking brake you may be able to lossen it up but the rear brakes need to be replaced . To get the drum off if the parking brake dosn't work you will need to look at the back of the rear brake plate inside of the tire where the brake lines hook up. There will be a rubber plug at the bottom of the plate remove it inside there is a part called a star wheel you can turn it with a stright head screw driver . This will release the tenistion on the shoes and allow you to remove the brake drums . But keep in mind that one of the star wheels turns right handed and the other turns left handed so if it feels like its is getting tighter your turning the wheel the wrong way it should get easyer to turn Good luck you need new rear brakes

Mar 08, 2011 | 1991 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Its like a grinding sound when i press on brakes

well the braking element is gone from your brake pads and/or shoes, so you have metal on metal. you need a brake job. the longer you ignore this the more likely you will also need new drums and/or discs
on top of the new pads and shoes when the job is done.

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What all do I need to take off to check the rear brakes on a 1988 chevy suburban 2500. Where can I go to find pictures of the tear down.

Remove rear wheel and pull of drum ( make sure emergency brake is off).
Purchase 1 year subscription at ALLDATA .com and you'll have ALL info on your truck for a year. Well worth it. You will need some brake tools, local parts store will have them. Rear Brakes will take you to the brink of insanity and cause blood lose without the tools

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Need instructions for installing parking brake shoes on a 2001 Dodge 3500 pickup

This is a big job for such a small part. I suggest you repair/replace rotors, pads, and anything else back there while you are at it. You will need to remove both wheels on both sides, as well as the axles (I think). See my earlier post on Rear Rotor removal to see how this is done.

You will need a large spindle nut to remove the axles.

Once you have access to the parking brakes inside the rotor hat:
1. Lock out the parking brake w/a pair of Vise grips (on the parking brake cable under the cab)
2. Disengage teh park brake cable from behind the rotor assembly to allow easier disassembly of the parking brake shoes.
3. Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.

1. Reassemble the rear parking brake shoes. This is a typical, small brake drum configuration. Do one side at a time - so you can see how to reassemble each small part. Keep the springs and parts oriented the same: front to front and interior to interior, etc.
2. Release the parking brake cable
3. Install the disc brake rotor(s)
4. Install the disc brake caliper(s)
5. Install tire & wheel assembly
6. Lower the vehicle

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I am trying to do a brake job on a 1991 Chevy 4X4 on the rear brakes. I can not get the brake drum off.

On the brake drum backing plate under the truck on the rear, you will see a slot near the bottom that has a rubber plug in it. Remove the rubber plug and use a brake shoe adjustment tool to adjust the brake shoes in. This will allow you to remove the drum. The tool looks like this and can be bought at any parts store. 1a52e8f.png

Aug 21, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet C/K 2500

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Cannot remove brake drums

Get the Rear up on Jack Stands; and get the rubber plugs out.  If you don't have jack stands, take it to a shop.

Once on Jack Stands - don't be 'nice'  to the rubber plugs on the back of the wheel.  They are easily replaceable.  Get them out.  Screwdriver, jackhammer, kitchen knife... get them out.  Then turn back the adjustor to substantially loosen the brake shoes (as you are already aware...)

Not familiar with the 6-8 bolts going into the hub system.  But should be fairly obvious to you - if you have that...

The shoes can get quite worn into the drum on a 2500 truck, when maintenance is not always done...

I assume with the rear up on Jackstands - and the tire off - you can rotate the drum by hand?  Right?  You should be able to...  If able to rotate the drum - then the only thing holding the drum on - is the shoes... or a broken spring messed up inside.  Get the rubber plugs on the backside of the brake plate - OFF.  Again - these are cheap and readily available.

Mar 18, 2009 | 1992 Chevrolet C/K 2500

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How to change rear brake shoes on a 2004 chevy venture

The rear brake shoes use a U clip to hold the shoes together. A simple solution to this change job is to change one side at a time.
Slowly unclip the U clip from the top of the shoe and remove the left shoe and spring. Replace the left shoe and reconnect the U clip, then do the same for the other shoe. Clean, adjust,and grease the self adjuster and you're done. Do the same for the other side of the van. If you take both sides of the clip off you're in for some heavy duty stretching with pliers unless you have the right tool.

Dec 29, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

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My first brake job

I am assuming you have front disc and rear shoes? The front pads are just about as simple as it gets. Two 3/8 allen bolts to take off, one simple piston to push back in and replace pads. (this is assuming you are not metal to metal and the rotors do not need to be turned. The rear should be shoes and just follow the same procedure in reverse after taking them off. BTW remember the larger brake shoe goes towards the back of the vehicle.

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