Remove the tire, then on the inside of the drum, side closest to the center of the car, locate a rubber plug which is approximately one inch long and 1/2 inch wide. remove this plug with you finger nail(it should pry right off), then with a light and mirror notice you can see the brake tensioner inside this hole where the plug was. This tensioner will have teeth on it and a lever that holds it in place. The lever moves freely in one direction but not the other, which allows the tensioner to keep the correct amount of play or tension for the brake pads against the drum. Using a spoon or thin flat blade screw driver, you must push in on the tensioner so the part that touches the teeth is pulled up from the teeth. Then with another screw driver you can freely move the teeth in the direction which looses the grip of the pads on the drum. If you think about this logically(Spock) this is the direction back toward the lever tooth that holds the tensioner teeth in place. This is using in the down direction that loosens the pads, you will know as the drum will spin very easily if you did it right, and will get tighter if you do this wrong. Once the drum spins freely you can simply remove the drum by grabbing it and pulling it straight out and off the axle. At this point you see the brake hardware and should be able to figure this part out even with no experience. Just remember to notice the configuration layout before removal, or simply remove the other wheel drum and use it as a template, always do one wheel at a time then you can cross check.
This will greatly depend on what kind of brakes you have and which parts you are trying to replace. Do you have disc or drum brakes? If you have disc brakes, do you want to replace the calipers, pads, or rotors? If you have drum brakes, do you want to replace the drum, or the shoes?
A 1996 camaro has the same DISK brakes as a 2001. It does not have drum brakes.
No, the value will not change at all. If you replace drum brakes with drum brakes as you said youwe're doing, it is the same as it is now, so no value change there unless you change something and replace it with something different, then you may have some value change.
yes you can get a kit to convert brakes
Try searching online or looking for a video which gives info on how to change your drum brakes. Also you may want to try asking a representative from auto shops.
Are you asking how to??
Yes. There are manysuppliers of aftermarket bolt-on kits.
Not worth the effort and expense
( 1 ) on each of the rear drum brakes
What about 1993 Pontiac drum brakes, please be specific.
Need make, year, model, etc.
You can find a guide on how to change drum brakes very easily at any of your local automotive centers. If you can't find a local automotive centers, most gas stations can give you a guide as well.
No. Drum brakes expand inside a rotating drum to stop the vehicle, disc brakes squeeze in against a rotating disc.
Disc brakes and drum brakes.
Only the rear brakes are drum brakes. The front brakes are disc brakes. To answer your question, twist the end wing nut by your drum brake. It tightens and adjusts how much you have to press on your rear brake lever.
No, they are inferior to disc brakes. Drum brakes were used from the beginning of the auto up until the late 60s. Drum brakes are more prone to overheating than disc brakes. Disc brakes also shed water much better than drum brakes which improves stopping distance in wet conditions. Disc brakes apply pressure more evenly than drum brakes thus improving stopping distance. Disc brakes are superior in every way.
My 98 rodeo has disk brakes in the rear not drums,are there drums on some models.
ro my knowledge you cannot change them to disc, and for the records you wouldn't want to change them there drum brakes for a reason
You Tube "Happywrenching.com". Incredible video on how to change rear drum brakes on a 99-03 Protege. Did the entire brake job myself! :)
Disc brakes may have been an option but it would normally come stock with drum brakes.
The rear brakes on a 1984 Chevy truck are drum brakes.
Get some one else to do it
Drum brakes do not have the stopping ability of disc brakes, so no not harder, but slower.