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Old 07-29-2010, 01:14 AM
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needing to get my rear brakes done and seeing what other people have paid to get them done. prolly going to go to les schwab to get it done but just seein what the damage is more than likely going to cost
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:40 AM
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My sister paid 80 bucks for hers. Could have saved quite a bit if she would have let me done it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:41 AM
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oh wow thats cheap..my dad said we could do it but he said he hasnt done drum brakes in along time plus he tends to break stuff every now and then buy over tightening
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:36 PM
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i'd just get a brake hardware kit, new pads, and new drums (if needed) and do it yourself. its very simple you just have to pay attention to what you are doing. if its your first time take a picture when you get the drum of so you can see how it all goes back together. it will run you a lot less money than taking it somewhere because you pay a lot more for the labor than you do for parts.

if you decide to do it yourself or with your dad good luck!
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:42 PM
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Go get you a Haynes Manual and some rear pads, its not that hard! And yeah, Ranger Hippie is right, take a pic so you can see how the springs go and all. I would NEVER pay anyone to do brakes and stuff, that is money in the bank if you do it yourself!

Shoot I just changed a front oil seal and a waterpump by myself (with some forum help of course...lol). I have NEVER changed a front main seal before, but I did it. I also changed a timing belt on my old 94' Ranger before and timed it perfect the first time!

Its great learning experiences and you get great satisfaction. I know i cussed my truck all week two weeks ago when i was changing that oil seal, but when I got done, i was really inpressed with myself!
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:03 PM
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Hardware kit 6.99 http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...68302_0_0_6280

Pads 21.99 http://www.autozone.com/autozone/cat...oductId=173912

total 59.76

learning how to do it yourself priceless. Having someone do it for you will probably be over 100 dollars. I looked at a few places and parts were 60 and labor was 70 an hour

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Old 07-29-2010, 07:31 PM
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With drum brakes, brake cleaner is your friend. Try not the breath in the dust while spraying it clean. Also pick up some high temp synthetic brake grease and lube the contact points between the slave cylinder and the shoes, the pivot point on the bottom, the adjuster contact points, and where the shoes touch on the back slash plate. This will prevent any squeaks while braking.

Edit: Four cans of brake cleaner should be enough, you might be able to get away with two but better to have enough than not.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:18 PM
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good point...my dads really good at that kind of stuff but he does randomly over tightens something because he doesnt know his own strength
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:52 AM
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If you can learn to do rear brakes you will be your friends hero.

I know a lot of people who hate doing them. I know some mechanics who hate doing them.

Just take your time pay attention and dont go superman on anything.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:22 AM
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will do. hopefully i can get it done soon enough lol
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:05 AM
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disks front and rear ftw.

but seriously...do it yourself.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:14 AM
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ive done my fronts already and gonna ask the big newbie q but what does ftw stand for?
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:18 AM
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for the win. took me a few months before i understood what it was too lol
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:47 AM
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oh aha
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:59 PM
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Sorry to bring this old thread back up, but I have to change my rear shoes in the a.m. and I have never messed with them before. So I did a search, yes I used the search button and this was the first thread that popped up. So Im gonna follow all of your instructions and give this a go. I have to work tomorrow from 3-9 I believe I will set my truck up on jacks and just take my time on it cause I'm off Tuesday and I'll have all day to work on it. I have a Chilton's Manuel I like those better, it's more detail. I'm gonna read up on this in my Manuel. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Also If I think about it I may do a how too.
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