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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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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 install electric trailer brakes, first remove the existing hub. To remove the wheel, uplift the trailer and support it. Gently pull out the grease dust cap using a screwdriver. Beneath the cap there is a large nut or ... 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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If a car's brakes grind when the car comes to a stop, worn out or defective brake pads could be damaging the rotors of the brakes. Brake problems of any kind should be inspected and taken care of as soon as possible to a... 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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