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Unread 02-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
samger2
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Rear brake shoe question

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm not sure if I need to replace my rear brake shoes. I know rear brakes typically go a long time before needing replacement, so I popped the R/R drum off today. I'm not quite sure if these are worn to the point of needing replacement yet. I don't have a micrometer to measure the thickness...so I tried to just put a ruler against the thickness remaining on the shoe. But what is minimum thickness?

2000 XJ sport, I have just shy of 100k on it, and have owned it since it had 48k, so I'm not sure if these are the original shoes or not, I have to assume they are. Thanks in advance.








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Unread 02-12-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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The normal rule of thumb for riveted linings (which you have) is to replace them just before the lining is flush with the head of the rivet.

Inspect all the rivets, and look for the one closest to the top surface of the lining, and that is your guage.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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Cool...thank you very much
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