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Changing brake shoes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    How hard is it to replace brake shoes?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    onetonbb74 1/2 ton status

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    easy. Get brake spring pliers, some skrewdrivers, and pliers and put it together the way it looked before. Do one side at a time for reference. If its a 14 bolt, do disc brakes, about the same price (maybe a little more) and well worth the extra labor.
     
  3. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Semi floater axle = piece of cake
    1. Remove Wheel
    2. Remove drum
    3. Tear apart
    4. Reassemble and done

    Full floater is a bigger pain, have to remove axle shafts, remove hubs, then tear down and reassemble, then finally refill gear oil
     
  4. sled_dog

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    its easy. Like said, only do one side at a time. The worst thing you can do is have a buddy help and both of you tear into both sides at the sametime. Refering to the other side is the easiest way to put it together.
     

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