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GM 14 Bolt Drum Brake Job Re-assembly Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by foxman, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. foxman

    foxman 1/2 ton status

    Oct 22, 2001
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    Detroit MI
    I thought I would just replace the shoes, but ended up stripping down to the backing plate including wheel cylinders.

    I need to know the torque specs/sequence, and what to do about loading the bearings with lube. Only a couple of drops of gear lube was lost when removing the axles.

    Do I pack these bearings with grease or just use gear oil and coat them pretty good?

    do I have to drain and refill the pig?

    The existing gear oil looks good, and I'm laying in the snow so, if I don't have to, that would be good.

    Thanks for any help on this

  2. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

    Oct 19, 2003
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    Granbury, TX
    the bearings are lubed by gear oil only... so you can clean any build-up off them, recoat and re-install. no grease required.
    as far as the drain and refill... im not sure. I wouldnt think its required... you can probably just refill and not worry about it, just change it when it comes due

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