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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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I'm doing rear brakes today!

My rear brake shoes need replacing asap,I've got a set of shoes from napa and took the wheels and drums off,dam! this looks different from what i'm used to, any tips??before i proceed,I tried doing a search but its a bit disorganized
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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i cant beleive nobody knows anything(no wonder the assend of my truck has been sitting up in the air for the last 6days)
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 01:24 PM
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The only tip I can think of is to take a picture of it all togather. So you a reference to look at. Its fairly simple job. If you didn't know what you were doing then why didn't you ask or do some research before you put or truck up 6 days ago.

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I'S NOT A SIMPLE JOB!!(looks simple?but)dealing with parking brake return spring was a PITA,now that i managed to get 1 shoe on,it pushed the other wheel cylinder out, now i have to bleed the system as well..but i still have to get the other shoe on and am still fighting with the shoe retaing spring...looks like a long day-night for me..honda or toyota for me as a next vehical,seriously
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honda or toyota for me as a next vehical,seriously
Just cuz you don't know how to change the rear shoes. It's not chevys fault your not mechanically inclined.

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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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ohhhhhhh! that hurt! and if you only knew!
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 07:38 PM
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whyme...... Rear Drums are all the same. The same as 25 years ago. And dont get mad at us. I hope that you get a Honda or a Toyota. The sooner you do, the sooner you'll be off this board.

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ohhhhhhh! that hurt! and if you only knew!
If we only knew what???? Don't hold back.

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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 11:58 AM
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lol good thread...

If I were you I woulda gone to the dealership and got it done for $130
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I wonder how he is doing?

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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 11:22 AM
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I wonder how he is doing?
I dunno but i'd figure after day 1 or 2 he would just call a tow truck (chevy provides them free with 1800chevusa) and bring it to the dealership and tell them you botched the rear brake job and need them to fix it and insall your new shoes.
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