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How do you remove the Rear brake pads?

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February 03, 2011 9:42PM


If you are asking how do you remove the rear drum to get to the pads there are some bolts on the back side of the drum that hold it on. I believe there is also another small bolt that holds on some brake component/sensor that must be removed. Once this is done, the drum will pull right off.

When loosing the bolts on the back of the drum, be sure not to loosen the bigger bolts on the back of the spindle. Those bolts keep the entire wheel from flying off your car on the freeway! Those are actually the spindle nuts, which bolt onto your chassis to hold the wheel on the car.