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Thread: Rear drum brake removal/replacement: An introduction

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    Interesting. Something more to look for when I inspect mine in spring. Thanks!


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    In theory...

    If the rear shoe adjusters are working correctly, you use your parking brake regularly, and your brake shoes are in decent shape...then the number of 'clicks' you get pulling up on the parking brake handle should remain the same over time.

    So if you can pull your parking brake handle up 10+ clicks, it's time for a visual inspection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    In theory...

    If the rear shoe adjusters are working correctly, you use your parking brake regularly, and your brake shoes are in decent shape...then the number of 'clicks' you get pulling up on the parking brake handle should remain the same over time.

    So if you can pull your parking brake handle up 10+ clicks, it's time for a visual inspection.
    Absolutely. I knew mine were gone.

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    Nice write up. Liked the pictures and telling me exactly what size socket. I did however have to release the emergency brake adjustment nut. I tried for 45 min to fiddle with shoe adjusters and drums wouldn't go back on. When I loosing up emergency brake adjustment nut drums went back on easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmtgamepack View Post
    Nice write up. Liked the pictures and telling me exactly what size socket. I did however have to release the emergency brake adjustment nut. I tried for 45 min to fiddle with shoe adjusters and drums wouldn't go back on. When I loosing up emergency brake adjustment nut drums went back on easy.
    Glad to hear it helped a little. Had you ever adjusted the parking brake adjuster nut before? Mine had never been touched over the entire life of the rear brake shoes, which may be why I did not need to mess with it.

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    Belated addition of this thread to ...
    Mirage Modifications, Customizations, and DIY list

    Thanks, Cobrajet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
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    I'm just getting kinda TO'd.

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