How to Replace Drum Brakes on the 1997 F-150?

Answer The drum brakes on the 1997 Ford F-150 stop the rear wheels by pushing the brake shoes against the wheel hub. Drum brakes may last longer than disc brakes but they also may be more difficult to mai... Read More »

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How to Change the Drum Brakes on a 1997 Civic?

The 1997 Honda Civic uses two different kinds of brakes. In the front, it uses standard brake pads which squeeze the rotors and use friction to stop the wheels. In the rear, however, it uses what a... Read More »

How to Adjust the Rear Drum Brakes on a 1997 Ford Contour?

The 1997 Ford Contour, equipped with rear drum brakes, has a ratcheting self-adjuster that expands when the parking brake is applied. If you are like many people and don't use the parking brake reg... Read More »

How to Adjust the Rear Drum Brakes on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier?

The 1997 Chevy Cavalier features rear drum brakes that can become unadjusted because of normal wear on the brake shoes and drums. It's important to keep them adjusted because fully-adjusted rear dr... Read More »

How to Replace Rear Drum Brakes With Disc Brakes?

Most all of the newer make and model vehicles come with front and rear disc brakes, but there are some vehicles that do come equipped with drum brakes. The drum brakes can be converted to disc brak... Read More »