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WHEEL CYLINDERS

1983 Buick Regal • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 70,000 miles

If a wheel cylinder has no bolts what holds it in place, lock ring does not bite. Do I need to also replace dust shield because hole is rotted or do shoes themselves hold it.
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Jcase
March 14, 2011.



There is an updated backing plate to replace that trouble-prone design that you still have. It requires the use of a normal bolt-on wheel cylinder. Be sure to check the diameter printed on the lip seals so you get the correct size.
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Caradiodoc
Mar 14, 2011.
If the lock ring is not biting, you likely don't have it fully installed. That clip can be very difficult to lock in. I usually wedge something steel between the wheel cylinder and the wheel hub to hold it tight against the backing plate while using a punch and hammer in the rear to get it locked in.

Wrenchtech
Mar 14, 2011.

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