Beth Smith: This is an awesome video. I am a female that like's doing my own repairs. I
don't like getting my hands dirty, but like the cost of doing it myself. I
found it easy per your video to remove the pads, but I'm finding it harder
to pull the springs back into place with vise grips. I broke my left ring
finger back in Jan of 2014. It's a still weak, I slammed it shut in a car
door, ouch!!! Would you have any other advice as to make it easier for me
to get springs back on. You are awesome for taking the time to make this
video. Thanks, Beth J. Smith
Fred Miller: Great video for the do it yourselfer. Kudos for using everyday tools to
accomplish the job. Thanks for taking the time to educate us!
Scot Unotee: awesome videos. thanks. just one thing though. safety glasses. O and for
others, I have found if I take a picture with my phone it helps when I put
them back together.
Brian McCarthy: The repair kits they sell are color coded - but lack instructions.
Removing and keeping the old brake setup 'as intact as possible' helps (so
does only doing one side at at time). They sell a 'spring only' kit which
does not include the adjuster pieces, since my setup was actually missing
the small spring between the adjuster piece and the shoe, I got the
complete kit. Prior person also used the wrong springs - both sides were a
If the video said it, I missed it, but 'always do both sides' when doing
Yoshua Kistner: Great video! I'm supervising my teenager while he does a break job on the
old work truck and having him refer to your video saves a lot of father son
lecturing/arguing. This way he learns how to do it right the first time
verses watching me mess it up and backtrack until I get it right.
Juan's Reef Aquariums: awesome video, rear drums are always a pain but you made it look easy
Devon Zubia: apparently i dont have the little window in the back to adjust they self
adjusted. but the video and the vise grips did help out alot
DuramaxLover98: Same here I hate drums they do a good job but a pain to replace. I'd rather
go with disc in the back as well
Frank Barrera: You should also post a link to your page for the parts used on a repair
video... trying to find the drum and does on your page but I'm having a
hard time doing so.
Peggy Chapman: I was having trouble removing the rear break drums from a 1994 chevy
pickup. After watching (with shock) the hitting it with a sledge
hammer...was thinking that's crazy. But worked like a charm after spraying
with WD40. Thanks a lot.
Theo Anderson: brakes for tahoe
1991tommygun: i hate drums,like just put discs on ffs
boraboy4ever: I appreciate mechanics that post these videos. Im someone that lost trust
in the auto industry and auto service industry but if I lived in the area
id use 1A.
1A Auto Parts: Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and the master cylinder and
also the brake booster for leaks. If they look fine, you could try to bleed
the brakes to see if there's air trapped in the brake line somehow. Hope
this helps you out. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393
fitzpatrickgf: Ok, Thank you!
josephhosea: Help me mike, got a 99 gmc youkon with striped transfer case plug, it's a
1/4 drain plug, what can i do?
1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video that shows you how to replace
the wheel bearing. We'll keep this video in mind in the event that we need
to make this repair in the future.
Travis Lopez: HIT IT HARDER!
arely0star: Question: would this be the same for a 2001 Chevy suburban?? Thanks
Garth Chase: Well done helped me
Jesus Robles: You shouldn't use vise grips on the return springs. It can put grooves on
them, weakening them. That said, I used the same method a long time without
any problems. But the tools are relatively cheap, no more tan $15 and less
for the hold-down spring tool.
1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video that shows this particular
repair. We'll keep this request in mind in the event that we need to make
this repair in the future.
radiomaster101: Hey man I love the vise grip idea with the springs best grip in the world
great tip thanks!
forscha1: Is there a video for replacing the rear brakes for a 199 GMC Suburban 2500
with four wheel drive? Apparently the hub has to be removed first.
1A Auto Parts: we are currently working on other videos but we will keep this in mind
1A Auto Parts: It may be fairly similar. What you can do is, take both drums off of the
truck , but leave one side together. That way if you're unsure how things
go into place you can use the other side as a reference. Hope this helps
you out. Have a great day!
chevy1965ss: Hey Mike I got a 65 Chevy pu with drums all around still same set up??
JC4crs: 16:21 the "brake spoon" was supposed to be used at the very beginning the
procedure. to close the shoes for easy removal of the drum. the reason this
it was not necessary here is bc the adjuster was FROZEN as he found out.and
was not Rotating (adjusting) final adjustment is not W "spoon" iT IS DONE
SIMPLY BY DRIVING BACKWARDS & HIT THE BRAKES FOR HARD STOP CAUSES THE PAWL
TO ACTUATE AND ROTATE THE ADJUSTER. SO, DRIVE BACK AND STOP. MULTIPLE
TIMES. IT WILL STOP ADJUSTING WHEN SLACK GONE
1A Auto Parts: You could try some PB Blaster penetrating oil on it. Then you would need to
find a way to turn it.
1A Auto Parts: Thanks for checkin us out. Have a great day! 1aauto.com 888-844-3393
sinisterfox5: Weld a bolt or find a shop to weld a bolt or nut to the end of the plug
then take it off by turning the bolt. Just buy another drain plug from the
dealer or parts supplier. You probably got to it already but just some help
for that... I do it when I see stripped oil drain plug bolts also. Careful
with the sparks when welding though.
1A Auto Parts: What you can do too is when you tear down one side of the drum brakes in
the rear, leave the other side together so that if you forget where things
go you can walk over to the other side and use it as a referance point.
James Charles: can you make a video replacing booster brake for chevy c1500 pick up 2wheel
mejicano3333: Thank you for that tutorial, However I have a question for you, see if you
can give me some advise on this problem I have with my 1998 gmc truck,
today while driving I 've notice that the break pedal was getting harder
every time I step on it and a funny noise like if there is some kind of air
coming off and the noise keeps going while I have my foot pressing the
brake pedal , Not sure what could it be, please any advise would help,
GMC656: Hello I am Salman from Saudi Arabia benefited a lot a lot of these
practical lessons, Thank you very much from the heart
lostbinarybits: Excellent video and very straight forward. Thank you very much.
1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video on this particular year,make
and model. We do carry a rear brake rotor and drum kit for your Suburban on
our website 1aauto.com 888-844-3393
1A Auto Parts: If it has drum brakes, it should be a similar process.
fitzpatrickgf: I'm almost confident enough to try and do my own drums with the procedures
shown here. If you ever decide to edit this, can you please show more close
ups of what you are unhooking at what parts of the shoe and just go a
little slower during each procedure. I noticed the clipped editing to speed
up and delete the delay in between the procedures, but the steps where you
are standing in the way of the camera if you could again, show close ups
with better lighting? it would be perfect. Thank you!
1A Auto Parts: @LYinKansas Ha!...Thank you for stopping by and giving praise...lol Have a
rwo978: I saw the master cylinder at the top of the drum. apparently, I have a
leaky one on my 97 yukon. Do you have a vid of that repair? Your vids are
great, used them several times.
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