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Old 11-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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Optimum repair would be to do both, purchasing new drums with the bearings already pressed in & doing a COMPLETE brake job in the rear at the same time - then you won't likely need to touch the rear again...

Minimum would be to cross fingers that you'll be VERY lucky & get the offending side apart without needing to do any brake work, and have a new bearing pressed into that drum.

Since the rear is prob. orig. to the car, it's time to do it all.... You really can't PLAN on getting away with less. Those that manage to just have more work to do later, and usually B4 the next inspection because the parking brake isn't working....
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