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fixing rear brake cylinders

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as ive found my rear cylinders are useless so its time for me to fix them, ive got the replacement cylinders, but not a drum puller? do i actually need one of these pullers or can i just bang them off with a rubber hammer? also any over info i should be aware of when doing this would be grate
 
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You don't need a puller mate just slacken off the handbrake adjuster's inside the drum and it should just pull off
 
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Once you have undone the grub screw holding the drum on, so long as the handbrake is off, so the shoes arent against the drum, it should just pull of without any problems mate.
 
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ok cheers, i think ill be needing a bowl of sorts to put under as i think there may be a fair bit of brake fluid comin out of the drum, whats best to clean all this off till i can get new drums and shoes
 
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ok cheers, i think ill be needing a bowl of sorts to put under as i think there may be a fair bit of brake fluid comin out of the drum, whats best to clean all this off till i can get new drums and shoes
just get a can of brake cleaner and you probably won't need new drums and just to say that if your brake cylinder's were leaking you would see it coming out from somewhere the drums won't hold the fluid in mate
 
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yeh i have a small puddle of fluid but thats nothing compared to how much ive filled it up over the past week lol
Change both sides when you do it mate i did mine a year ago it only takes about half an hour each side
 
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Also when you change the rear shoes, make a note of where the springs went, because if you forget were the springs go, it can be a nightmare to try and get them back on.
 

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