Brake pads changing
Also called brake shoes, the brake pads should be replaced every 2 or 3 years. For a person with some experience in the car domain, it can be an easy task, but if are not sure of your abilities, just go to a specialized mechanic.
Follow these steps:
- Get your vehicle up and steady on a jack
- Decide which brake pads you change and remove the corresponding wheel using a tire wrench
- You will see a dust grease cap on the drum.
- You have to remove the retaining nut with a wrench, but before that remove the cotter pin that holds it by bending the ends of the pin back into alignment.
- See if there are any screws holding the drum and remove them. Then try to take off the drum. Normally the outer bearing should go off first.
- Now, mount the new drum with all the screws needed. Put back the retaining nut and the cotter pin on it, tighten everything good.
- Put the dust grease car back and push it hard with a hammer.
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