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Drum brake replacement question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, May 18, 2003.

    First of all, I HATE drum brakes with all their little parts and this is the last time I'm replacing the shoes before I swap in my 14BFF. With that gripe out of my system on with my question. While I was putting the shoes back on I accidently knocked one of the pistons of the wheel cylinder out a little bit - not all the way out but enough so that some brake fluid came out. Since I don't know the inner workings of the wheel cylinder and these are the brakes, I was wondering if I damaged the wheel cylinder at all or if it will leak in the future. I know I'll have to bleed that side, but other than that what should I do?
     
  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Probably not. I've done this a few times while messing with drum brakes and never have had one problem.
     
  2. deek

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    you should be fine, just make sure that the boot is tight all around the cyl. & it shouldn't leak /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    drum brakes are teh devil /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  4. That's kind of what I thought, thanks for the reassurance /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif After bleeding it and cleaning the wheel cylinder off good I put the drum back on and tested it out ... no leaks. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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