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How do you install drum brakes for a 1988 Beretta?

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2011-09-13 04:49:25
2011-09-13 04:49:25

loosen the lug nuts while tire is on ground. then jack up car and take them completely off. take tire off. try to pull brake drum off of rear axle. if it stuck, gently tap around the sides of it with a hammer, while trying to pull it straight off towards you. once you get it off, set your new brake pads down on the ground the same way as the brake shoes on the car. make sure the brake shoes look just like the ones on the car. Having actual brake tools make a brake job so much easier. If you don't have the proper tools, you may be able to use a 5/8" socket to push in the pin holders on the sides. they are the round circles about the size of a dime, with a spring underneath, and it looks like a nail in the center of it. hold your finger on the inside back of the axle, and push inward with the socket and turn 45 degrees. this will release the washer and spring from the pin. Once again, if you don't have the proper tools, to take the springs off, you will probably have to use a screwdriver. As you take each part off, place it on the pair of brake shoes that you have set on the ground. once you have all the peices transferred over, then lift the new brake assembely and put it back on in reverse order. Rear drum brakes are very easy when you have the proper tools, quit tricky if you don't.

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