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How to change the Rear Drums on a 2000 Dodge Neon?

I could remove the actual Drums but Not the shoes. Anyone have a step by step guide on how to do it? If not, ill go take out a book from the library. I took off the drums and found this contraption: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v346/Louis2/Car%20Drums/th_P1010101.jpg And No I am NOT going to bring it to the shop. I like to do things myself. thats how I learn

Asked By: hicksvilleny - 8/13/2006
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Get a Haynes repair manual if you're really intent on doing this yourself. Drum brakes aren't really that hard, but this will give you a step-by-step procedure. You really should clean the brakes with brake cleaner before you work on them. There is a danger of inhaling brake dust if you brush or vacuum them. Put a pan... More
Answered By: Walter G - 8/13/2006
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take it 2 the shop
Answered By: theman_albert - 8/13/2006
 
The picture you have is a brake cylinder don't mess with it. I have worked on cars for over 20 years and I still don't like changing brake shoes. If you are absolutely intent on doing this go to your local parts store and get a drum brake tool (looks like a pair of pliers with attachments and have the counter person... More
Answered By: chrisford64052 - 8/13/2006
 
Since the car is a 2000, you are going to run into this problem when you replace the brake shoes. The brake cylinders have internal corrosion due to water in the brake fluid from moisture condensation. When you put everything back together again, you will find the the cylinders will leak because the piston will be... More
Answered By: muncie birder - 8/13/2006
 
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