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Old 03-03-2011, 07:05 PM
dryin dryin is offline
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Default wheel cyclinders

my rear brake cyclinders are leakin how hard are they to change?????
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:08 PM
wyman00 wyman00 is offline
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Default Re: wheel cyclinders

They are not too bad, just don't tear apart the rear brakes and forget how they go back together! I would spray the brake line fitting down with some wd-40 or something and let it soak a little bit first. You don't want to strip it!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:15 PM
WildlandFirefighter WildlandFirefighter is offline
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Default Re: wheel cyclinders

If your going to change the wheel cylinder...check your brake shoes. If they have alot of wear on them. Might as well just change the whole brake assembly (shoes, cylinders, hardware). Also check your wheel bearings and make sure their ok too!

You just have to pull the springs back that holds the brake shoes and unloosen the wheel cylinder from the wheel hub backplate. You might have to readjust your brake hardware shoe spacer thing (the one with teeth on it)
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