June 13, 2012, 2:38 am
i need to get inside the rear brakes to fix them but i have no idea how to,
there seems to be no centre hub screw or no cap covering it so i dont know what to do??????
can anyone please help
my car is a 2006 zetec 1.6 petrol
June 13, 2012, 3:03 am
When you remove the wheel is it by removing nuts or studs ? If its just nuts does the drum slide over the studs which are fixed to the hub and then the brake drum just removes leaving the studs in place ?
You may find that if the shoes are adjusted close to the inside of the drum it can be a bit of a struggle getting the drums off. Obviously make sure the handbrake is off lol.
June 13, 2012, 3:07 am
According to Haynes, there may be a spring clip on one of the hub bolts that needs prising off first.
The drum should then pull off.
If the drum is reluctant to move, use two 8mm bolts in the threaded holes and draw the drum off.
Also prop the car and ensure the hand brake is off to release the brake pad tension from the drum.
June 13, 2012, 8:39 am
when i had my rear wheels off the drum slips off didnt have ant=y retaining clip though it may have not been refitted in the past spin the drum and it will just slide off over the studs
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