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Repair brake drums - 2001 Nissan Sentra

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  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    same deal with my car, doesnt happen all the time but its in the same place as you described on yours

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    same problem.



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I'm not very good at all when it comes to fixing cars so this could be an easy fix but i don't's the problem though...i have a 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE, 1.8L and when i apply the brakes when driving there is a knocking sound coming from the back passenger side of the car...i'm assuming this is the brakes...i've been able to remove the brake drum but i don't really know how to check it to make sure that this is the bigger question for u is that if the brake drum is the problem, is it just a matter of taking the old brake drum off and putting on a new one????

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the brake drum.
  4. Using a brake adjusting gauge, measure the inside diameter of the brake
  5. Compare the brake drum measurement to the brake shoes.
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    quadrant of the rear quad operating lever and adjust the shoes to the same
    measurement as the brake drum.
  7. Install the brake drum.
  8. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Check the brake system operation by making several stops while driving
    slowly forward.

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