Changing Rear Brake Drums/front Discs + Pads
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:23 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:25 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:32 AM
Yeah they come with the wheel bearings
I take it they are fitted though?
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:44 AM
yeah theyre already fitted into the break drums
Well that has saved you alot of hassle for a start lol.
Front discs and pads are a breeze to change - make sure you have a 7mm Allen key though
The rear drums are a bit different - I take it you are changing the shoes too. For these you will need a good size breaker bar, 30mm hex socket and a torque wrench as well as your usual tools. I think the rear hub nut is tightened to 235Nm IIRC
Tbh I'm not sure there is much point in me banging on about how to change discs/pads and shoes/drums, I will more than likely confuse you or mislead you. I would recommend you have a look around on google for a guide for each. Both types of brakes are very similar on any car really with a few exceptions.
I would be happy to try and answer any questions if I can.
Remember to work on one side at a time if you are unfamiliar with the setup as this leaves the other side for reference.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:54 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:01 AM
Other than that, when you put the new shoes in with the adjusters backed off, fit the drum and press the brake pedal a few times, doing this will adjust the shoes to the correct position.
You might also find the old drums are difficult to remove - the shoes will have worn a groove in the drum and adjusted out.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:09 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:16 AM
Im used to having to bleed things anyway me being a gas engineer lol where abouts in scotland you from by the way? just noticed your location there
It might be a good time to replace the fluid anyway? Especially after doing all that
I'm from fife so not too far from you lol
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:26 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:30 AM
Ahh right. I can remember changing 4 brake hoses on a driveway once, covered in 5-6 inches of snow lmao. When I had braided hoses on the focus, one of the front ones had a slight split in it so I had to change them back to the standard ones until I got a new set.
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