First off, the Knuckles need replacing. For Drum brakes, you have knuckles that accommodate the installation of the Wheel Cylinder, Backing Plate and brake Hardware, whereas for Disc brakes, the knuckles only have the mounting through-holes for the Caliper. Also, the Wheel Cylinder will most likely be fed by a hard steel brake line which would have to be cut down and a flexible Brake Hose (Rubber or Braided-Steel is fine) installed on the end.
Second, you will most likely need to replace your Parking Brake (sometimes inappropriately referred to as "E-Brake") cable, especially if you are installing an integral caliper. This, however, is usually an easy fix that can be remedied at your local junkyard.
Third, Drum brake Wheel Cylinders take considerably less force to operate than Disc brake Calipers do (ie., Drums at 40psi to stop from 50kph in 5 sec. -vs- Discs at 90psi). To accommodate this on your vehicle, you have a Proportioning Valve which directs more or less pressure toward the front or rear of your vehicle, depending on the amount of pressure applied as well as how quickly you depress the brake pedal. On the Ford Contour/Mystique the rear brake lines utilize a Pressure Reducer which reduce brake pressure, so the Proportioning Valve in the Rear Drum and Rear Disc model vehicles are the same. Most vehicles are not like this, however, and if you replace all of the appropriate rear hardware without taking this valve into account, you will be replacing your rear pads and rotors quite often.
Lastly, if you have ABS, then that could be a whole other animal. But the best way to find out what you need to do about converting your Rear Drum brake system with a Disc brake setup is to consult others who have successfully done the same. Try to find an Enthusiast website like a *.org or a local group where others with your model vehicle discuss similar transitions.
Be absolutely sure that you have acquired everything that you will need before taking your vehicle apart. The brake system is one of the most under-rated systems on your vehicle as to its importance and must not be compromised or assembled in a shoddy manner, especially when altering brake lines.
The rear brakes on a 1984 Chevy truck are drum brakes.
Disk brakes should appear as shiny plates with the calipers on top and in full view. Drum brakes will appear as a 'bowl' which make telling them apart instant.
Sounds like the rear caliper or brake piston is not releasing all the way. I would replace this and the rear brakes. It has possibly warped the drum or disk depending on if you have disk brakes or drum in the rear. Good luck.
Front disc, rear drum
NO. I had a 96 and it had drum brakes. I believe the rear disk brakes started in 1998 for the Blazers.
A 1991 mercury topaz has drum brakes on the rear wheels.
first off are they disk brakes, (like the front one)? or drum brakes?
No , disk brakes front and rear ( the back disk brake rotors have small parking brake shoes inside of a drum portion )
drum brakes on rear of 1996 ford not disk
My 98 rodeo has disk brakes in the rear not drums,are there drums on some models.
They will be drum or disk. Just look and see. More than likely they are disk brakes.
Only if the rear system was opened where it may have gotten air in the lines.
Yes. Disc front/drum rear has been the most common configuration for many years, though disc front and rear is becoming more common among the manufacturers.
It could have either drum brakes or disc brakes on the rear according to motorcraft . com
remove wheel. if disk brake, knock studs out with a hammer. insert new studs from rear side of disk. use a spacer and wheel nut to pull stud thru disk until seated. then remove wheel nut and spacer. replace wheel if drum brakes you need to remove the brake drum, then proceed same as for disk brakes
Depend on what year cadillac you are talking about, and what model.
( 1 ) on each of the rear drum brakes
Take off tire and rear brakes off. Take the rear disk or drum off. Replace all damage or broken parts. readjust e-brakes. Reinstall everything and your done.
Front or rear.. disc or drum type..??????????
They have drum brakes there is no pad
if you have a brake shoe on rear brakes, you do not have rear disk brakes pads go on disks.shoes go on drum brakes