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Unread 05-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Brake shoe and cylinder replacement

I have searched all over and not just on this site and can't seem to find a good write up on replacing brake shoes and the brake cylinders (in the rear of course)...the Haynes manual I have has the black and white photos that are killing me...just don't want to mess this up and end up with an unsafe jeep...I have new shoes and cylinders as well as the brake spring remover...any tips would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 05-12-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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I just jack up the rear remove both wheels and drums then do one side at a time using the other side as a reference.
PS chock both front wheels to avoid a trip to the ER.

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Have a shop I can use the lift for 5 bucks an hour so not worried about that part...thanks for the write up max! Recommend doing the drums while I'm there? Don't know the last time they were replaced or turned, they look rusty on the outside though
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I would measure their diameter to see if there is still enough material remaining before turning them. I would only turn them if there's enough material AND you have access to a brake lathe to do it yourself. Lately I have found machine shop pricing to be online with the cost of new drums. I have access to a lathe, so I usually just clean them up.

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I just break the glaze using 80 grit emery as long as there is no major scars.
But as mentioned if they are in need of lathe work it is just better to buy new.

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Unread 05-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #7
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well for 70 bucks i can get new drums from advance...going to shop around more, but might be worth it so I don't have to worry about doing this job again for a while...looks like there are a lot of parts that can be lost in the shuffle if you arent careful. thanks for all of the help!
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Ebay has good deals on parts also, they are worth a look.
A tip on bleeding the brakes,
Put cling film on the master cyl and reinstall the lid before you start your brake work, this will help keep the fluid loss to a minimum.
When you do bleed your brakes remove the cling film suck out as much fluid as you can with a turkey baster and refill with fresh new fluid. Crack one bleed nipple open and just wait, in short order a steady drip of fluid will spring forth just wait for it to be clean and close the nipple then move on to the other cylinder and repeat.
I would also do the fronts till clean fluid drips.
Gravity bleeding works very well does not entrain air into the fluid and is a one man operation.

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Thanks Dwayne!! I did the power booster 2 weekends ago, and did the bleeding with the one man brake booster so luckily the fluid is all brand new, but I will use that cling wrap trick...sounds much easier. Now just to get the stripped bleeder valve off of the right front brake...even vice grips and pb blaster wouldn't free her. Any suggestions?
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Calipers are cheap, don't waste your time if it is stuck just toss in a new one, hell make it a party and change both of them.
Easy to say when it isn't my money.

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Do yourself a favor and get a good set of line wrenches.
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Well since I'm in the military it kind of is your money....mind a few extra bucks in taxes for my jeep project?
Thanks for the tips!!
Noticed you're from Rio Rancho, lived in Albuquerque for 3 years and my mom is moving back that way...any suggestions on nice neighborhoods near Kirtland AFB? Maybe we can go wheeling sometime when I visit, if my YJ can make it that far
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MJMPC...So you mean my strategy of buying tools one at a time as I do the job isn't a good call? hahaha well since the jeep has made me a top stockholder in Advance Auto Parts, I'll look and see what deals and options they have. Thanks!
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Everytime I work on the jeep I buy a new tool drives the old lady crazy.
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I guess I am the old lady in my situation, but it doesn't drive me crazy...guess I win some cool points on that one hahaha
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