How to Install Rear Brake Shoes?

Answer 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 »

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How to Install Rear Brake Shoes on a 2000 Ford Focus?

Brake shoes are used on a drum brake assembly and fit inside of the drum. When the brakes are applied the pressure pushes the shoes against the inside of the drum, causing the vehicle to slow down ... Read More »

How to Install Rear Brake Shoes in a 1995 Honda Civic?

A car's braking system is the most important safety feature it has, so maintenance is a high-priority issue. The 1995 Honda Civic featured front-wheel disc brakes and rear-wheel drum brakes. The dr... Read More »

The Life of Rear Brake Shoes?

Under normal conditions--and when adjusted properly--rear brake shoes will last two to three times longer than the front pads. This is because the proportioning valve applies 60 percent of the brak... Read More »

How to Adjust Rear Brake Shoes?

Although the inner workings of a drum brake look complicated, the operating principle is actually simple. When the driver pushes on the brake pedal, a hydraulic cylinder in the brake pushes two sem... Read More »