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Old 07-10-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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Default Rear brake shoes

Has anyone replaced these and how hard is it? I was told by Crappy Tire that you had to pull the axel shaft to change the shoes and then repack the bearings. I had a look at them today and it looks like the shoes will come out without removing the shaft, but there is a big mother return spring that looks like it would be hard to remove with the shaft in.
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Here's a couple of videos on changing rear brake shoes. The second video is for a Honda Odyssey; but, is quite similar:

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChvbtC9N4yQ"

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTpKpkxJjLQ&feature=player_embedded"


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I replaced front and back brakes a few days ago on a 95 accord lx. There is no shaft on the rear but it is easier to remove the hub to access the shoes. Mine needed a 32mm socket to remove the large nut and from there it was easy. The big spring is a pain on the first one but the second one is a breeze. If you have done rear brakes before this is no different, do one side at a time in case you need to see how it goes back together.

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I replaced front and back brakes a few days ago on a 95 accord lx. There is no shaft on the rear but it is easier to remove the hub to access the shoes. Mine needed a 32mm socket to remove the large nut and from there it was easy. The big spring is a pain on the first one but the second one is a breeze. If you have done rear brakes before this is no different, do one side at a time in case you need to see how it goes back together.
Thanks for that,don't know where my head was. Of course with a FWD there's no shaft. (duh)

Makes me feel more like doing it now
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Here's a couple of videos on changing rear brake shoes. The second video is for a Honda Odyssey; but, is quite similar:

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChvbtC9N4yQ"

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTpKpkxJjLQ&feature=player_embedded"


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Thanks. They were very helpful video's, and neither guy took the hubs off.
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