Pointers for changing rear brake shoes - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Home Sweet Home in New York
Posts: 2,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mortehl is on a distinguished road
Default Pointers for changing rear brake shoes

Hey folks,

While greasing up the rear speed sensors, I noticed that the shoes on the back are getting a bit worn (probable source of some squeaking). Could anyone give me some directions (what to watch for, DONT DO THIS IDIOT sort of stuff) for this process?

Thanks

Aaron
Mortehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Rule #1 Read FSM procedure fully.
Rule #2 Why don't you have a FSM?
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corn Fields, IN
Posts: 2,766
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
John Deere Boy is on a distinguished road
Default

Only take apart one side at a time, so you can always go to the other side to see how to put it back together. Also, lubricate the self adjuster to make sure it moves easily and will self adjust. When preadjusting them, set it so that the drum will just barely spin freely. Then when everything'* back together, put the car in reverse and backup and stop several times to get them adjusted.

This isn't from a service manual; its just how I did it last time.
John Deere Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Watch out for the spirngs...they can and will draw blood if you mess up.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

If you have the large "U" shaped spring, be careful when reinstalling that. As BillBoost already mentioned, it'* quite strong and can draw blood. Also, if you aren't careful, and put too much pressure on one shoe over the othe, you can damage the wheel cylinder, or its boot. I used a brake shoe spreader that helped a lot.
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 12:19 PM   #6
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Oh..and please change the name of the thread

Brakes stop our cars. Something breaking is BAD...
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Brake (shoes) install jebonni 1992-1999 5 03-29-2010 07:32 AM
Starting stock, some idea of what to do... Pointers? goatroper Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 10 05-20-2004 12:54 PM
Need to find new brake shoes and wheel cylinders for rear.. toxictelevision 1992-1999 1 04-15-2004 01:51 AM
Looking for pointers BackinBlack 2000-2005 4 08-24-2003 04:27 PM
Rear Brake Shoes Jim W 1987-1991 6 03-24-2003 12:43 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.