Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
rear brake adjustment
Posted 10 September 2003 - 11:04 AM
Posted 10 September 2003 - 02:14 PM
A brake drum puller is what it'll probably take to get it loose. These can be expensive to but, but well worth it if you do a lot of serious wrenching.
You might also check the drum for a pair of threaded holes on opposite sides. (I'm not sure if the OEM's had these, but some aftermarket drums do). With these, you can thread a metric bolt thru the hole and push the drum out by turning clockwise on the bolt.
good luck, John
Posted 10 September 2003 - 04:50 PM
Posted 10 September 2003 - 07:04 PM
Posted 11 September 2003 - 09:34 AM
If you use a puller, you can count on buying a new hardware kit, shoes, and turning the drums, just to do a basic brake job. Not necessarily a bad thing, but some people think this is overkill.
If the adjuster can be moved, it doesn't hurt to back off a bit to release the tension.
But oftentimes the rear axle has been serviced once, maybe twice during the lifetime of the car, and the adjuster may no longer be functional. In that instance, pulling the drum, and doing a major overhaul is the fastest, most efficient way to get things done. All of the damage that's done won't matter because you'll want to replace those parts anyway.
Myself, I do a major overhaul everytime I do shoes/pads. $$ well spent, for the extra safety IMO.
good luck, John
Posted 11 September 2003 - 01:19 PM
If Pacerven ends up where I was (couldn't get brakes released) then a puller is really the only option.
The small parts that could get damaged are available and replaceable and relatively inexpensive.
Getting the drums turned is a good idea and results in better brakes when the work is done.
Now that I think about it, what the heck, use the puller.
Posted 11 September 2003 - 04:58 PM
Posted 11 September 2003 - 08:25 PM
Actually, both the 2wd and 4wd drums are splined, though the diameters are different.
Some machine shops can't do them, but there's always someone around that professional mechanics send their work out to. I'll bet NAPA or Carquest has a central machine shop/warehouse in Milwaukee, that can take care of you. Some brake shops will do them too if they are not busy.
good luck, John
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users