Well I decided to go check the shoes on my 98 Corolla. Took off 1 rear hub/drum and the shoes are fine. But the hub will not go back on whatsoever.
I have tried adjusting the tensioner full both ways, tapping the shoes into position, tanking handbrake on / off etc. The drum just does not want to fit over the shoes.
Is there a knack to this?
are you being serious?
well ya know what they say "if you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem"
got it sorted. dam adjuster
did you use my favourite tool in the garage?
oh holy god no
Is it a ratchet type adjuster, some times they came be a pain?
Yea the toothed fella, I kept adjusting it the wrong way. The correct adjustment had a lot of resistance and took ages.
Reminds me of FAS, the BMW/VW/Audi lads don't really know how to do the drum brakes since drum brakes are not on most of them cars. Saying that I've done loads of drum brakes and they are a pain compared to disk.
are rear disk brakes the same as fronts? I thought I read somewhere that there was a bit more to them
Yeah There the exact same!
Little bit more complex as they will often have a "drum type" arrangement for the handbrake inside the actual disc.
Theres a hand brake mechanism build in, you need a special tool to replace the rear brake pads.
That would be Merc's and BMW.