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How do you change drum brakes?
Part 1 of 4: Prepare the vehicle
- Materials Needed.
- Step 1: Loosen the lug nuts of the vehicle.
- Step 2: Secure the vehicle on jack stands.
- Step 1: Remove the wheel.
- Step 2: Remove the brake drum.
- Step 3: Clean the drum brake assembly.
- Step 4: Inspect the brakes.
- Step 5: Disassemble the brake drum assembly.
How do you remove the rear brake drum on a 2007 Ford Focus?
Use a mallet and a flat head screwdriver to make a small indentation along the edge of the wheel bearing dust cap. Pry the dust cap out of the brake drum with the flat head screwdriver. Remove the 29 mm rear hub bolt nut from the brake drum. This will require either a breaker bar or an impact wrench.
How often should I change my drum brakes?
Drum brakes rarely need replacement, only every 200,000 miles would your drum brakes need to be replaced. However, you should get your drum brakes serviced every 5000 “ 7000 miles or every 6 months during your service.
How much does it cost to replace drum brakes?
The average brake drum replacement cost averages between $275 and $399 depending on the type of the vehicle you have the type of repair shop you’re taking your vehicle to.
Can you replace drum brakes with disk brakes?
If you’re wondering if you should convert your drum brakes over to disc brakes, the answer is a resounding yes. If you convert, your vehicle will stop better, stop more consistently, and your new disc brakes will be easier to maintain. Here’s more info about the benefits of drum to disc brake conversion.
Can you use a drum brake master cylinder with disc brakes?
On a drum brake master cylinder, you will also have residual pressure valve to maintain a certain amount of pressure at all times. Another question we hear is can I use a disc or drum brake master cylinder on a four wheel disc brake system and the answer is simply, no you cannot.
Are disk or drum brakes better?
Though disc brakes rely on the same basic principles to slow a vehicle (friction and heat), their design is far superior to that of drum brakes. Instead of housing the major components within a metal drum, disc brakes use a slim rotor and small caliper to halt wheel movement.