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Replacing brake shoes with simple tools | Hagerty DIY

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    Servicing drum brakes isn’t rocket science, and replacing the brake shoes is a great first project to get into working on your own car. Davin is here to help with …

    daniel jimenez

    thank you for sharing your knowledge

    Randy Cruz

    I was a Chevrolet tech 34 years experience I'm retired now good video. But the adjusting star and adjusting pawl go on the secondary shoe you have it reversed. Of course I could have memory loss been retired for 6 years

    Keith Johnson

    Reminds me, wished I taken the old shoes with me when I went to the parts store. Yep put everything back together but the drums wouldn't go back on. Shoes were abit too wide.

    Jimmy Hudson

    I've been doing drum brakes for years and I learned something from this video, putting that adjuster and bottom spring on first is brilliant and takes minutes out of the assembly.

    Ahmed Naim

    I want to work in your workshop


    Disk brakes next!!

    Hank Hessig

    Awesome video and concept – I am using the video to teach my son about drum brakes

    Primoz Secundus

    Nice, simple and useful tutorial!
    Great job!

    Sony H K

    Special thanks to Dev and you guys. Cheers

    Jacob Presler

    Hold up wait a minute! Brake drums aren't supposed to come off that easily!

    Bill Skoros

    I wish you did the other side showing how to use a break tool. Great video, definitely looking forward to more like this!!

    Dale Durbin

    In the Sears Craftsman beginners tool box was a Brake Wrench/Pliers. I've used mine Many, Many times over the years. The box contained all the sockets 1" to 1/4" in both 1/2" and 3/8" drive the ratches, all the hand combo wrenches, Hack saw, blades, pliers, screwdrivers and some others I don't remember. I purchased to replace the transmission in my 49 Ford.. All tools guaranteed for life, I've never returned/replaced any. I still have most of the tools; the box went away many years ago when I bought a tool cabinet. Price in 1962 $69.99. Dr. D

    Ignacio R.

    what a pleasure to watch someone do it the correct way no like the workshops on my f country the never put grease or clean or nothing

    Racer 67

    Excellent job as always!!

    bob crawford

    there are special tools for taking off the springs and the rest of the hardware..and never reuse the hardware..always get new parts..vise grips for everything?..yeah trust this guy…

    Андрей Сергеевич

    – Pull drum out
    *drum is sitting tight
    – Great instruction! :))))

    Thomas Fletcher

    Also helps those of us who have become disc brake lazy ( like me )


    Disc brake conversion or forget it. Drums are archaic and get too hot. Great video, though. I enjoyed the information.

    BG J

    Good refresh… But might as well inspect/ replace the wheel bearings since you have everything apart

    Mike T

    VISE-GRIPS!! VISE-GRIPS! I have never used Vise-Grips on a brake job. Thank you.
    Great video. Well done, sir.

    oxed brox

    I had no idea about the self adjustment mechanism. Is it the same on other cars?

    Александр Помочалкин

    Awesome video


    I don't know why I never thought of using vice grips. Always use plyers and alot of cussing lol :p

    Joana Cristiano

    Already liked without even watching !this means how good this channel is!!


    Cheers mate, l've subscribed , I hate paying people for stuff I can do.

    Radoslav Csenkey

    Perfect video pls more 🙂



    RL Agito

    you can use pliers if no vice grips too. drums are pretty neat. low maintenance, almost never have to change them. just mild service sometimes. thanks for the video

    Bruce Bello

    Brilliant video, thanks for drum brake 101!

    Captain Andrew Armstrong

    The primary brake shoe is always the forward facing shoe. And another thing to remember this was the 70s Chevrolet, in those years and before every brand had their own way of doing stuff no two were the same. Chevrolet was like this and Cadillac was another way, same with Ford And Chrysler brands. The corporate stuff didn't come out until the mid-70s and into the early 80s. When you move away from the Big 3 brands into Packard, Nash AMC, etc. It can get downright confusing. The best practice is to leave one side assembled and disassemble the other side to have a reference so you don't screw it up. If you really want to get responses from the safety crowd, you should have done this on a sloped driveway with a bumper jack. The one thing I did not see in this video and harp on is spray brake cleaner! You always want a clean surface and parts to work with. You can pick brake cleaner up at Walmart for $1.94 a can.



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