To replace brake shoes, first place the vehicle on jack stands. Determine if the rear brakes are drum or disc brakes. If they are drum brakes, remove the wheel and the brake drum. Take off the brake shoe assembly by remo... 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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A rear brake assembly is a number of components working together to provide braking for an individual wheel. A drum brake assembly includes a drum, a cylinder, shoes, linings, springs, ratchet adjuster and a backplate. A... 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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Electric trailer brake systems work using electromagnets to force the brake shoes against the brake drum to slow the vehicle. They connect to the brake light switch, so pressing the brake pedal in the towing vehicle acti... More »

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Drum brakes work by pressing brake shoes against the inside of a drum-shaped cylinder attached to the wheel of the vehicle. The friction produced by this contact slows the wheel, slowing down the vehicle. Drum brakes are... More »

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To bleed brakes, fill the brake fluid reservoir to the recommended level, secure the car on jack stands, and remove the rear tire. Locate the bleeder screw on the wheel, and open it. Have an assistant press the brake ped... More »

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