Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Calling All Techs - '00 Hyundai Accent Coupe
So my cousin has a 2000 Accent Coupe that's been sitting for a few years now since she had another vehicle to drive. I had been trying to sell it for her so I cleaned the car up and did the front brakes and they were in really bad shape. After a short test drive the rear brakes fell apart but I haven't had time to fix them yet. Now she really needs the car because of unforeseen circumstance so I've offered to do them since the car really should be used without. The reason I have been avoiding them is because they are drum brakes. Which I've never done apart from the parking brakes on the LH. Also, the front brakes fought me pretty hard so that scared me a little.
So, has anybody here done a set of these before? Any pointers? The car only has about 80k miles on it but has been subjected to salty Canadian winters so it's got it's fair share of rust. I was thinking of buying 2 drums, a set of shoes, a brake hardware kit and possibly some new wheel cylinders since they were less than 10$ each on RA. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I want to order up the parts to get it done next week.
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