How to Do a Rear Brake Job?

Answer A complete rear brake job consists of inspecting all parts of the rear brake system, including clips, springs and other hardware. Replacing or refurbishing parts that show signs of wear or damage i... Read More »

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On my 2002 ford wind star the front driver side brake and rear passenger brake are getting really hot?

Vehicles typically have a dual diagonal braking system. So if something is stuck or dragging the left front or right rear brake, it can heat up and boil the brake fluid which can make both brakes d... Read More »

How to Replace a Rear Brake Pad?

Rear brake pads, called "brake shoes," are used on vehicles equipped with drum brakes in the rear of the vehicle. A drum brake consists of a steel housing (a drum) and pads (brake shoes). When you ... Read More »

How to Change New Rear Brake Calipers?

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs water. Water in the brake system corrodes brake lines and damages the master cylinder and brake calipers. When the brake caliper seizes, the pist... Read More »

How to Replace GM Rear Brake Pads?

General Motors rear disk brakes use a unique rotor/drum configuration to stop the vehicle and provide braking assistance when parked on an incline. The interior of the rotor is a small drum, with m... Read More »