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Re: rear brakes 96 jimmy
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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it may.. I have seen these systems and if they looked at these shoes when they had the wheels off they should have changed them then..not charge extra for this..most newer cars have front and rear disc brakes that use pads.. the rear drum is much smaller in size and has seperate shoes in it.. now, there is a cable clamp you can get that will tighten the handbrake cable to take the extra slack out of the ebrake system..unless you really want these ebrake shoes replaced..did you pay for a complete brakejob? ram it down the shops throat and watch them work on it..I hate these half do it shops...
try adjusting the rear brake shoes but.....spin the rear wheels first is u get the feeling of the shoes grabbing then releasing ( the tire gets loose then tight as u rotate it) u will need to have the drums cut on a brake lathe or replaced...when u have this done , then adjust the rear shoes until u get a slight drag on the rear wheels..go pump the brake pedal to seat the shoes if the wheel spins free adjust the shoes more an repeat until they have a slight drag after pumping the brake pedal
I'm assuming you mean drum brakes as they are the only ones with primary and secondary shoes. Not all drum brakes have a primary and secondary shoes. On drum brakes with primary and secondary shoes (called duo servo systems) the front shoe is slightly smaller than the rear one and is the primary shoe. On non servo systems, the shoes are the same size -- there is no primary or secondary shoe.
You need to bleed the whole system. Once this is done it should work better. Make sure you are not low on brake fluid. If the front brakes are disk brakes and the rear are drum breaks, the front really does most of the stopping, the back jjust keeps the car from spinning or swaying. But the main stopping power is in the front breaks. They need to be bled correctly, make sure brake fluid is up and make sure emergency break is not engaged. The emergency break uses a lever and cable to activate the rear brakes. The emergency breaks don't run off brake fluid...
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You can adjust the shoes outward on the rear by removing the wheels and drums, then above the axle but below the wheel cylinder you will see an arm that is horizontal, pushing both of the shoes outwards. There should be an adjustment nut that you can turn to extend the arm to push the shoes out.
Hi... to adjust rear brakes providing the shoes are good... just drive vehicle in reverse and pump brakes... rear shoes are self adjusting so they should "adjust" themselves... after doing this test by putting on park brake, put vehicle in drive and see if vehicle moves forward, repeat procedure if necessary. Hope this helps... please rate suggestion.... ty
check the axle end play. if there is significant axle in-out motion, this will cause excessive inside pad wear. it will also cause the caliper to bind under breaking conditions, yet slide freely when there is no stress applied