How to Install Brake Shoes?

Answer Automotive drum braking systems use curved shoes that are pushed against the inside drum surface by a hydraulic wheel cylinder. The shoe material can wear quickly, and will eventually require repla... Read More »

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How to Install Brake Shoes & Pads?

Brake shoes and pads are vital components in vehicle brake systems. About half of all car manufacturers still use drum-style brakes for the rear wheels. Constant friction causes shoes and pads to w... Read More »

How to Install Parking Brake Shoes?

The automotive parking brake is an independent brake mechanism that acts on the rear wheels of the vehicle. The Department of Transport stipulates that the brake mechanism must be designed so it wi... Read More »

How to Install Rear Brake Shoes?

Drum-braking systems use a surfaced drum and hydraulic shoes to stop an automobile, and these systems can fail after the shoes wear down their material. The shoes are held in place with retainer sp... Read More »

How to Install Brake Shoes on a 1997 Saturn?

Saturn recommends inspecting the lining on the brakes every 6,000 miles (9,600 km) and replacing the brake shoes when worn down to 3/32-inches (2.4mm). However, you also must replace the brake shoe... Read More »