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Where can you find instructions that show how to remove brakes on drum?

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Answered 2005-10-09 17:14:18

The best way is to get a "Haynes Manual" from any auto part store or book store an it will tell you how to do it step by step. They are also inexpensive. Go to and review their repair instructions. The guidence in Haynes manuals tend to be incomplete for any given year because the book covers 10 model years. Also Haynes manuals used to be cheap but now they're $17 at Autozone.

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