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Old 07-18-2016, 06:52 AM
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Default Wheel cylinders

My wheel cylinders are shot since the bleeder valves are broken off. If I get them replaced, in addition to some brake lines, is there anything else that should get replaced at the same time?

Does this require disassembly of the shoes or drums? Mine are three years old, maybe 30k miles. If so, should I just replace those?
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: Wheel cylinders

See http://imgur.com/a/ZES5N

Your situation really depends upon how much brake fluid leaked from the wheel cylinders. If nothing leaked onto your brake shoes, AND your shoes springs are still OK as is, then yes, you can easily replace the WC alone, without having to disassemble anything beyond the top springs. Always keep your brakes in top condition.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: Wheel cylinders

Last time I had a look in there was two years ago, so not sure the wet or dry condition inside, or how the springs are.

All I know is the brake fluid changed color in the master cylinder and needs to be flushed.

Is there any adjustments that could be needed for the shoes or drum? I remember something went out of adjustment a couple years ago.
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