Mechanics

REAR BRAKE DRUMS

2000 Hyundai Elantra

Brakes problem
2000 Hyundai Elantra Two Wheel Drive Automatic

WHEN REPLACING REAR DRUM BRAKE PADS THAT ARE STILL WELL ABOVE THE RIVETS, IS IT NECESSARY OR ADVISEABLE TO ALSO RE-MACHINE THE DRUMS? COULD THIS CREATE A PROBLEM OF CURVATURE THAT WON'T MATCH THE NEW PADS.
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LARLEW
June 23, 2008.



Hi LARLEW,

If there is no abnormal wear of the drums, it is not necessary to reface them.

There is also a limit for refacing drums and brake shoes do not sit 100 % on the drum. It takes some time to wear in.

KHLow2008
Jun 25, 2008.