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The hand lever would not move, loosened the bolts, tried pulling the wire to tighten it, now the back brakes do not hit the wheel, cannot pull anymore wire, t

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I have a 20" inch girls kent trouble bike. How do I take the rear wheel off?


remove the coaster brake lever bolt. This is small bolt that holds the coaster brake lever to the left side chain stay. There will probably be a strap wrapped around the chain stay with bolt going through the strap and the lever. This usually requires a 10mm wrench (sometimes it is 8mm) for the nut and a Phillips or flat head screw driver (some times it's another 10mm bolt head).
The axle nuts are usually 15mm nuts. Loosen these (they usually don't need to be removed all the way) and push the wheel forward to put some slack in the chain. Lift the chain off the rear cog and you will be able to pull the wheel out of the drop outs.
To install, slide the wheel into the dropouts, put the chain back on the cog, pull back on the wheel and tighten the nuts finger tight. Reinstall the bolt through the coaster brake lever and then tighten the axle nuts, pull back on the wheel while tightening the nuts so the chain is tight. Then tighten up the coaster brake lever bolt. (if you tighten the axle nuts first, you won't be able to move the coaster brake lever into place to get the bolt in)

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Lift lever remove screws for cover you'll see a nut at the end of brake cable.remove it remove bracket bolts and pull lever out. Put new lever over cable start the nut back on Cable bolt back in position tighten cable nut.start vehicle pull brake try to go forward then reverse if it moves tighten cable til you can't roll.reinstall outer cover.

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Replacing break pads on 2000 tarus


Remove & Replace the Brake Pads
  • Loosen lug nuts from the front wheels with the ratchet and socket, but do not remove them.
  • Raise the front of the vehicle using the floor jack and secure it with jack stands.
  • Remove the lug nuts from the wheels and pull the wheels from the vehicle.
  • Look on the rear of the brake caliper and locate the caliper bolts, one upper and one lower.
  • Loosen and remove the upper and lower caliper bolts using the ratchet and socket.
  • Pull the caliper from the brake assembly, exposing the brake pads, and hang the caliper from a suspension component, using the bungee strap. Do not allow the caliper to hang by its hose, as this may cause damage.
  • Grasp the inner and outer brake pads and pull them from the brake assembly. Take note of how they were positioned, as the new brake pads must be placed in the same fashion.
  • Place the new brake pads on the brake assembly in the same position the old ones were.
  • Position the c-clamp over the caliper so the screw portion is contacting the the caliper's piston--the metal cylindrical object inside the caliper--and the fixed portion of the clamp is contacting the rear of the caliper.
  • Tighten the c-clamp until the caliper's piston is fully pressed into the calipers body. The top of the piston is even with the caliper body when fully pressed in.
  • Loosen the c-clamp and remove it from the caliper.
  • Place the caliper over the new brake pads and hand-tighten the upper and lower caliper bolts.
  • Tighten the upper and lower caliper bolts to 26-foot pounds, using the torque wrench and a socket.
  • Repeat Steps 4 through 13 for the brake pads on the other side of the vehicle.
  • Place the wheels back on the vehicle and hand-tighten the lug nuts.
  • Remove the jack stands from under the vehicle and gently lower it to the ground.
  • Tighten the lug nuts to 100-foot pounds using the torque wrench and a socket.
  • Press and release the brake pedal repeatedly until it feels firm.

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I have a 2000 suziki grand vitara and cant furure out how to remove the rear drums


  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the rear wheel(s).
  3. Release the parking brake.
  4. Remove the parking brake lever cover screws and loosen the brake cable locking nut.
  5. Install 2, 8mm bolts into the brake drum holes and uniformly tighten each bolt. Tighten each bolt until the brake drum is removed from the vehicle. If there is difficulty in removing the drum, insert a small tool through the hole in the rear of the backing plate, and hold the automatic adjusting lever away from the adjuster. Using another narrow, flat tool at the same time, reduce the brake shoe adjuster by turning the adjusting wheel.
If the drum is difficult to pull off using the bolts mentioned above, the parking brake is most likely the cause and will have to be adjusted "IN" to prevent drum to shoe contact.


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How can ichange the disc brakes on a renault 19


Hi there, I have a few steps here to help you out:
  • With your hand brake ON, loosen the wheel bolts to hand tight, jack up front wheel, chock back wheels, and put axle stands/blocks in place (just in case) .
  • Remove wheel. Disconnect pad wear wire, it pulls out of the connector.
  • Remove lower caliper bolt (at the back of caliper at the bottom), need a 13mm ring spanner for head of bolt and 17mm to stop it spinning
  • Use a screw driver between the back of the outer pad and the caliper to raise the caliper back away from the back of outer pad. Pivot caliper upwards to rest on top of wheel disc (good idea to tie it up with some wire) .
  • Remove and discard old pads , clean out with wire brush and soft brush , don't breath in to much of the dust its nasty.
  • Fit new pads (remember pad wear sensor on inside pad), make sure that the pads are in contact with the disc , and the top of them sitting flush with the rim of the disc, don't force them into this position they should naturally sit there.
  • Lower caliper down into position, you may need to push back the piston further in order to make room for the new pads , do this with you hands or a small piece of timber. Keep an eye on the brake fluid reservoir , your pushing fluid back in so if its over full it may spill over. Refit lower caliper bolt (Renault say to replace this each time), and tighten. Reconnect pad wear sensor.
  • Pump brake pedal until normal brake pressure returns.
  • Remove axle stand/blocks, refit wheel and bolts, lower jack and tighten up wheel bolts.
Hope this helps...

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How to replace a front wheel hub assembly on a 1999 blazer 2wd


remove tire
remove axle nut
remove 3 bolts holding hub in
sometimes may need to hit hub with hammer after all bolts out to get it to release

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How to adjust brakes on a 1994 Toyota Tercel


There are two methods of adjusting the brakes on your vehicle.
  • Start by pressing in the button on the hand (parking) brake lever and keeping it depressed while you pull it to the extreme of its travel
  • Have a friend listen to both rear wheels for a clicking sound (which indicates that the automatic adjusters are working)
  • Keep up this method until the lever begins operating at a lower position and gives just six clicks to activate.
  • If the foot pedal still seems low, We then have to go to the other method.
  • Take two chassis stands, or wooden blocks, but NOT concrete blocks as these may crush under the weight of the vehicle
  • Chock the front wheels at the back and front of each, so the vehicle is secure.
  • Next loosen the rear wheel nuts (lugs)
  • Jack up the rear of the vehicle and remove the nuts and wheels.
  • Look carefully at the brake drum and you will see two tapped holes which will accept twelve mm bolts (head or spanner size) The bolts should have at least three inches of thread.
  • Release the hand brake.
  • Insert the two bolts and tighten them at the same time, so that the drum is removed evenly.
  • Inspect the brake linings to make sure they don't require replacement.
  • Inspect the inside of the drums to make sure that they are free from ridges.
  • If they have ridges they should first be skimmed before using....and keep in mind that there is a minimum thickness that if exceeded means replacement of the drums.
  • At the upper part of the assembly you will see an assembly rod with a wheel in the middle and locked in place by a lever which rests against it....
  • Pull the lever away from the wheel and using a screw driver, turn the wheel so that the rod expands, becoming longer count each click of adjustment.
  • The adjusting wheel should only be moved the equivalent of one tooth at a time.
  • Adjust until the drum fits back and can revolve but a tiny swishing sound can be heard when rotating.
  • Carry out the same adjustment on the opposite side and reassemble.
  • Check the hand brake for correct movement.(six clicks to engagement)
  • Pump the brake pedal once or twice and the keeping your foot depressed on the pedal, start the engine.
  • The pedal should move lower as the servo becomes operational. (that's an additional test on a different part of the braking system) which I thought you like to know....If the pedal remains without moving, there is a defect in the servo unit.
All the best....Regards Johngee10







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Hand brakes are loose and need to be tightened so they will stop the bike. How do I tighten the hand brakes?


loosen the anchor bolt the hold both brake shoes against the wheel rim pull the cable tight and tighten the anchor bolt

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Back brake wire is loose how can we tighten it? (360 degrees brakes)


Loosen the screw on the brake (usually an allen wrench) where the cable goes through. As you loosen the cable will come loose. Pull the cable tight (not too tight) with a pair of pliers and while holding tighten the screw back on. You can now make minor adjustments with the barrel connector near the brake lever hood (where the cable comes out of the hand brake lever).

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Brake drums


the brake shoes are likely stuck in the grooves worn into the drum. You need to back off the brake shoe adjusting wheel to loosen the brake shoes.
Also, the face of the drum usually has a couple of threaded holes you can screw bolts into to help pull the drums toward you.

First, hit all the way around the brake drum with a big hammer to loosen the drum from the center hub.
Then, istall the screws to help pull the drum.

to back off the adjuster with a screwdriver:

  1. NOTE: If the brake drum will not come off, follow these steps.
  2. Loosen the brake shoe adjusting screw nut (2047).
  3. Using a screwdriver, move the brake shoe adjusting lever (2A176) off the brake adjuster screw (2041).
  4. NOTE: Move the adjustment tool handle downward to loosen the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
    Use the Brake Adjustment Tool to loosen the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
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