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When repairing drum brakes, first remove the drum, and then inspect for wear. If repair is necessary, either resurface the drums or replace them altogether. More »

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To perform a complete brake repair, raise the vehicle and secure it, and remove the tire. Remove the brake drum to examine the underlying components, including the brake drum, rotors, calipers, brake shoes and wheel cyli... More »

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To change drum brake shoes, park the vehicle in a flat area, jack it up, remove the rear wheel and wheel drum, pry out the rear brake shoe assembly, put together a new brake shoe assembly, and install it, reversing the d... More »

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Rear drum brakes work in tandem with front disc brakes to help a car stop. Most cars had drum brakes on both the front and rear wheels until the 1960s when disc brakes were developed. Today, many cars still employ drum b... More »

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To repair worn rear drum brakes on most Dodge vehicles, remove the rear wheels and outer brake drums and replace the brake shoes, the parts of drum brakes designed to wear out. Access the brake shoes by removing the thre... More »

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A proportioning valve compensates for timing differences in the deployment of disc brakes and drum brakes in cars that have both. Without proportioning, the disc brakes would engage before the drum brakes. The proportion... More »

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Different things can cause brakes to make a grinding sound, including severe wear to the brake pads or something coming in contact with the brake caliper. As the pads become wore down, the caliper comes into direct conta... More »

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