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E-Train Tackles Caravan Rear Drum Brakes

Boy oh boy. What should take about 90 mins ended up taking most of the day.

Here's a 'before' pic of the drum before removal:

GROSS.

Took me a couple of hours of soaking with PB, banging with my sledge, cussing, then repeating.

Finally after 2 hours of soaking one side let loose; then I got to have fun getting the drum off past the lip of rust. A little more cussing and sledging... success!

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Here's the innards:


More grossness.

In looking at the shoes, they've got plenty of material left on 'em. However, not knowing how old they really are, I wasn't inclined to keep them.
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Top of the wheel cylinder. Ugh!

(Hard to see it now, but this side has a small leak, I find out later)

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I took a bunch of closeup pictures of the assembly - it's rather tricky the way everything fits together... most dudes say get both drums off then do one side at a time, use the other for reference.

Well - one side came off finally... left the other side to soak some more. So I got started!





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And ta-da! Naked hub assembly.

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There were a couple of parts that I wasn't expecting to re-use - so for those I hit 'em with the wire brush side of the bench grinder before reassembly.

Also ended up hogging out the lower hole on the rear shoe, where the parking brake piece attaches - it wouldn't quite fit.

Of course, used some synthetic caliper grease on the moving parts during assembly.

Here she is back together on the driver's side. Note re-use of cylinder. It wasn't until I got the other drum off that I realized they'd both need replaced.

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And here's a shot of the wheel cylinder on the passenger side.





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Of course, when you replace one, you should replace both. So I made a run to Advance, then broke down the completed drivers' side so I could replace that one too.
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As I got closer to being done, I was so excited I forgot to take any other pics until I had the wheels on. LOL



All done!
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Acckkk! Are you going to have to go back in and replace both wheel cylinders later? Or did you already get new wheel cylinders before you buttoned it back up?
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Acckkk! Are you going to have to go back in and replace both wheel cylinders later?
You reply too soon, grasshoppah!

Yep - replaced both before final assembly.
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I've NEVER seen a brake drum look that rusted.

Holy Salt Watered Roads Batman, that sucker needed some ketchup for protection.

Yes Eric, any time you change one wheel cylinder, you always change the other. If not, takes only a short while for the old one to fail.

Rusty Nail time?
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I've NEVER seen a brake drum look that rusted.

Holy Salt Watered Roads Batman, that sucker needed some ketchup for protection.

Yes Eric, any time you change one wheel cylinder, you always change the other. If not, takes only a short while for the old one to fail.

Rusty Nail time?


I've seen enough rust for today, thanks. LOL

Think I'll go with some margaritas tonight. My small bottle of Jack got emptied last week.
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Nice work but knew you would need other parts LOL!
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