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Old 06-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Remove rear drums for replacement, and new shoes

I'm replacing the front rotors, and brake pads this weekend, and from the shop manual, it looks pretty standard to what IM used to: get the wheel off, get the caliper off, and replace what I need.

The rear look way different, than previous drums I've worked on. The manual says to take the spindle off, and then the drum comes off? What the heck? And drums are sold with bearings?

Can someone explain this to me please?

What I want to do is replace the drums, and shoes.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4bchckCwqM

This looks like what I need...
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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Just did mine this week-end, there is a post somewhere here (try the HOW-TO section) basically there are 4 bolts in the back of the drum, just remove those and pull out the drum (with the bearing). After replacing the parts just slide it back and tight the bolts.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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I just removed the center dust cap and the nut underneath it. Pulled drum off. Went to NAPA and bought the drums with the bearings already installed. The drums come with very specific instructions on how to torque center nut to keep from destroying the new bearing. This was on an 2002 zx5. I believe the drums are the same on that year sedan.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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I did my drums last year and the damn left/rear has started growling recently... I may have improperly installed the damn things! ABS light is on and everything.
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When you guys removed your drums, how many miles did they have and how worn were they?
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8 years/85k miles and I Auto Crossed this thing 8 events for the first 6 years!

1 year/7k miles on the ones I replaced them with... pretty sure they weren't OEM, too.
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Mine had 136,000 on them. The only reason i replaced them is because my wheel bearings were out, and napa did not have the bearings. But they did have the drums with the bearings already in them. It was not that much more money if I remember right.
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I'm still a little confused. If I take out the 4 bolts on the back of the flange, the whole spindle, drum bearing everything comes off?

How does one get to the shoes, and replace the drum in that case? And what about the brake lines, where do they go?




If I come from the outside of the whole thing, like the video does, I take the dust cap off, take the big nut off, which takes the bearing and drum off. Then replace with drum/ bearing assembly?
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You do not have to take the four bolts and spindle off. Just remove dust cap, then nut. Then pull drum off. You will see the shoes underneath, and the bearing will be in the drum. Drum may be stubborn, but it will come off as long as you remove the single nut under the dust cap.
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