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:

  1. Get your vehicle up and steady on a jack
  2. Decide which brake pads you change and remove the corresponding wheel using a tire wrench
  3. You will see a dust grease cap on the drum.
    Remove it with a flat screwdriver.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Now, mount the new drum with all the screws needed. Put back the retaining nut and the cotter pin on it, tighten everything good.
  7. Put the dust grease car back and push it hard with a hammer.
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