How do you remove the rear drum brakes of a 1981 Chevy love?
Drive it to the Chevy dealer for service.
REMOVE DRUM, THERE MAY BE TWO SMALL THREADED HOLES IN THE DRUM. FIND TWO BOLTS THAT WILL SCREW IN THE HOLES AND TURN ONE TURN IN EACH BOLT TILL YOU JACK THE DROM OFF ~ NO JOKE, THEY ARE CALLED JACKING HOLES. I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE BOLT SIZE, BUT I WOULD GUESS 8MM
Raise and support vehicle and remove wheel. Release parking brake. Remove brake drum. If drum is difficult to remove, screw in bolt to pull drum out. Remove retainer, return springs, adjuster and shoes. Remove retainer ring with suitable tool, then separate toggle lever and brake shoe. Reverse procedure to install. Adjust brakes and parking brake.
What component of the brake system provide a means to adjust the brakes to compensate for the wear of the brakes linings?
Yes, of course you can adjust the rear drum brakes. They should be self adjusting. Every time you back up and apply the brakes they should adjust themselves. If that is not working, look for a small rubber plug on the back of the backing plate. Remove that plug and with a brake adjustment tool, you can adjust the brakes. Search Google for the proper procedure to adjust drum brakes.
If the rear brakes are drum brakes remove the wheel slide the drum off and check brake lining if brake lining is good then at the bottom of the brake assembly turn the adjuster wheel out. Check by putting drum on and spinning the drum until it spin 1 to 1 1/2 times around. If the car has rear disc brakes check brake pads probably needs to be replaced
remove wheels remove brake drum brake drum is not bolted on ,but if it will not slide past brake shoes,you need to get under vehicle and back brakes off until they clear the drum then slide drum off remove brake parts, placing them on a towel or something similar ,and in the order that you take them off a good idea is to place each brake shoe,one to right and one to left of parts.you…
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.
Who knows if the 1998 Chevy Blazer has disc brakes in front and rotors in the rear or rotors all around?
Some versions had rotors all around, but 99% of these trucks had rear drum brakes.,,,,,,,,,,,disc and rotor brakes are the same thing, they are the ones that are squeesed from both sides with pads and A calliper, DRUM brakes are the ones that have "shoes" on the inside pushing outward.Hope this helps, Jamison.