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2003 Kia Spectra • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 60,000 miles

I can't take the rear brake drum off to change brake shoes on a 2003 kia spectra. Need help
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Bobfranbaby1
May 19, 2011.



REMOVAL
Raise and suitably support rear of vehicle.
Remove rear wheels and release parking brake.
Using an impact driver, remove two mounting screws holding the drum and remove the brake drum.
NOTE: If brake drum is difficult to remove, thread two 8 mm jacking bolts into two threaded holes provided on drum face and tighten evenly.

Remove top return spring.
Remove front and rear shoe spring clip and hold down pins.
Remove anti-rattle spring and adjuster spring.
Note position of operating lever while holding front shoe, then remove bottom return spring.
Disconnect parking brake cable from rear shoe by removing clip and washer.
Remove front and rear brake shoes.
Clean parts with a brake vacuum or solvent and inspect all parts for wear or damage.
Replace as necessary.

Rasmataz
May 19, 2011.