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'87 rear wheel cylinder replacement help
Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:47 AM
I read somewhere it was possible to remove the hub without taking off the castle nut? If this is true can someone tell me how that is possible?
I am stopping at a buddies shop this morning to see if he can break the nuts loose for me, then I'll limp it home and finish the cylinders and linings.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:08 PM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:12 PM
If all else fails, the best method is to get a 36mm "VW Axle Nut Tool". It's a primitive peice of cast steel and will break loose even the most difficult axle nuts. They are about $10 to $15 and are very handy to own (and the ONLY way to roll if you are a junk yard rat). With a largish hammer and one of these, no axle nut stands a chance. Even with no way to keep the wheel/hub from rotating.
One of these:
Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:10 PM
I tightened them up to drive the 6 miles back home, now I am attempting to get the whole thing back together again.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:49 AM
The wheel cylinder was all the way in, so that wasn't an issue, so when it was almost dark, I left the adjuster off and managed to get the hub back on the axle.
If anyone has any experience with putting the rear brakes together, please let me know. I am going to try and get the right side done this weekend.
Posted 07 December 2014 - 05:47 PM
new to this site but this is the exact problem I'm having with my new 87 GL. Replaced the shoes just fine but I can't get the drum to fit over the new shoes no matter what I try. Any ideas? I know this is an older post so maybe it will bump to the top.
Posted 07 December 2014 - 06:19 PM
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