It Does not take long at all if they are exsposed to the weather, the drum is made of carbon steel, which will rust very easly! The only way to keep them from rusting is to paint them, but (VERY IMPORTANT) you do not want to paint the surface that the brake shoes come in contact with, if you do it will cause brake failure. Hope this answers your question.
look through the rim. if it's silver and shiny behind it that's a disc brake if it's brown and rusty looking, that's a drum brake
I have never changed drum brakes before but i have a Montero sport 2000 also. Does it look very complicated?
If you can see the brake caliper and rotor, then it has disc brakes. If all you see is a large drum then it has shoes. If you can see the front brakes thru the wheels, you can identify disc brakes. If the rear look like the front, then they are also disc brakes. However if the rear look much different, then chances are they are drum.
pull wheel off and then look for a slot in the brake drum on the front of it and rotate drum until you see the gear through the hole in the drum, turn the gear to set up the brakes.
yes that is if they look old and rusty to
They will be drum or disk. Just look and see. More than likely they are disk brakes.
it either has front disc brakes and rear drum or it has front and rear disc bakes. look for a flat disc in the front and back - those are front and rear disc brakes-they take pads. The drum brakes take shoes.
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.
The Nubira has no brake drums, it has disc brakes on all 4 wheels.
There are rear drum brakes on the 2000-2003 neons. You will need brake spring tool to change the drum pads. Haynes repair manual, Dodge Neon 2000 thru 2003. Book #30036 This book can answer almost any question and is a must if you work on your own car. Plus it's only $20 Are you sure that your 2001 Neon has Drum brakes? I have a 95 Neon that has 4 wheel Disc brakes meaning that there are no Drum brakes on a Neon.Just look around your rear wheels and see whether they are drum or disc,I believe there is discs on all four wheels on a Neon.
Its very easy to spot the difference if you look at the back wheels and see a disc (just like the front wheels ) then you have disc brakes and if not you have drums
look at it and see.it will be obvious.,most have disc front and drum rear...if not all of them,,,