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Rear brakes 96 jimmy

On the rear brakes is the smaller of the shoe suppose to be on the front or rear, had my brakes done and they have them on the front on one side and the rear the other

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  • huffjac34 Aug 09, 2008

    they are drum brakes and you can put them on wrong, i'm not sure which side is right

  • huffjac34 Aug 09, 2008

    they are drum brakes and you can put them on wrong, i'm not sure which side is right

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    96 grand am the rear brakes catch hard and front brakes don't seem to catch as much

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Drum brakes shoes ALWAYS go on small shoe in the FRONT, Large shoe in the BACK. You check the work done on your car, good thing! The side put on incorrectly will wear out early. The rear shoe does most of the stopping, that's why it's bigger. I know which way they go because I screwed up my 1st brake job MANY years ago! countrycurt0

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If they are drum they can only go in one way because of the springs....

if they are disk than they can go in either direstion.

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 09, 2008

    on the brakes there should be a cut out in the middle top of the brake... it is for the big spring in the middle with the ba throught it... just make sure that that slot is at the top of the drum

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