|- How to tell if the shoes need changing :
- Behind the drums there is a window, with a rubber bung. All you need to do is take out the bung to see the thickness of the shoes.
|- Brake shoes can be found anywhere that sells car parts.
- As you can see on the photo, the same shoes are fitted on several vehicules .
|- The time when one had to rivit the friction lining onto the shoes is over, nowadays they are sold in one piece.|
|- After having securely chocked the car, and put it on axle stands, let off the handbrake.|
|- From under the car, loosen the handbrake cable well.|
|- Drum removal.
- Sometimes they are very hard to remove, hence the interest of multiplying the drum extraction bolts.
|- Compress the wheel cylinders with two tyre levers.|
Take off the top spring (there are special pliers for this, but it comes off easily enough with general pliers).
- take off the shoe steady spring cups. There is no need for tools to do this, they come off by hand.
|- Once the top spring is removed and the steady springs taken out, undo the handbrake mechanism.|
|- The handbrake operating lever must be unhooked to attach it to the new shoe.|
|- Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly. Hint - hold the shoes with a wire so they don't fall out during the procedure.|
Thanks to hoverfrog for this translation.