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Q's Doing rear brakes on '96 Brighton
Posted 10 February 2004 - 08:54 PM
So the e-brake is on the rear now.And all this time I could have been abusing my wife's car.Is that mechanical(cable) or hydraulic?
The real question is what do I need to do to get the drum off.I tried knocking the adjuster out through the elongated hole in the back plate,no luck.But,I was in a hurry and gave up quick.
I had to go so I packed it up.Just looking for an answer before I go back at it.I've done plenty of brakes,just doing my first Legacy.
Do all Legacy's have a brake rotor that is only fastened when the tire/wheel is on?I do like the way the caliper piston pushed right in.Not like the 80's.
Posted 10 February 2004 - 09:41 PM
I have a 96 Brighton also.
Yes the rear drums are free to pull when the wheel is removed. When all is normal, a pull of the finger is enough, a light tapping outwards with a hammer at most.
The e-brake is cable activated.
I did the rear shoes once. About a year and a half ago. Did'nt like it much. Too much fiddling with naughty springs and small rusted levers. Guess I'll replace all the hadware in there next time I open things up.
Posted 10 February 2004 - 10:56 PM
Occasionally, I've needed a little heat to bust mine loose after a couple of winters.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:48 AM
And no place to insert a bolt in my rear drums to remove them either.
Did some 96 Brighton have rear discs and an additionnal drum for the e-brakes ?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:34 PM
Are you sure there's no holes to use a bolt to push off the drums? Every car I've had incorporated this feature.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:34 PM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:22 PM
I thought these DRUMS had a self adjuster like late 80's Subarus.I'm familiar with the star from other cars.Didn't know Subaru changed design.
I'll get a good eye in there and 2 thin blade screwdrivers and I'm sure I'll get through it clean.
Thanks for the help.
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