How to Replace Drum Brake Pads?

Answer Drum brake pads are more popularly known as brake shoes. Before the introduction of disc brakes, drum brakes were featured on both the front and rear axles of vehicles. Because disc brakes are more... Read More »

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How to Replace Drum Brake Pads on a 1989 Tercel?

The 1989 Toyota Tercel was manufactured with rear drum brakes, which use friction surfaces to slow the vehicle down. The rotary drum houses two friction shoes, which are hydraulically pressed again... Read More »

How to Loosen Drum Brake Pads?

As the drum brake system on your vehicle wears, a lip develops in the drums just past the shoe contact area. This can sometimes make the drum difficult to remove. The only solution to this problem ... Read More »

How to Adjust Drum Brake Pads?

While some import vehicles employ self-adjusting brakes by applying the parking brake and tightening up any slack in the cable, many domestic vehicles require manually adjusting the brakes. Since t... Read More »

How to Change Drum Brake Pads?

Drum brakes are a dying breed, so when they are encountered by a mechanically inexperienced person their repair can seem daunting. Drum brakes are not necessarily any more difficult to repair, they... Read More »