Mechanics

CHANGING DRUMS/ROTORS AND BRAKE PADS/SHOE

1996 SEAT Cordoba

Tires and Wheels problem
1996 SEAT Cordoba 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles

I need help changing these items.I am not sure what I am doing or what the proper steps are. I took off one of my rear tires and was trying to remove the drum/Rotor but I am unable to do so. It seems there is some sort of " cap" in place that I have no idea how to remove, in order to gain access to remove the drum/rotor. I am assuming that I need a special tool, but I do not know what tool this is or where to get it. Also, once I do remove this I have no idea how to proceed from their. I am currently stationed in Germany and getting repair work done here is very expensive which is why I am trying to do this myself. Thanks in advance!
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Colonelsanders
August 11, 2010.




Hi colonelsanders,

Thank you for the donation.

Our database do not have the data for your vehicle so I have a VW Golf rear brake diagram.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_RearBrakeDisc96GolfFig20_1.jpg



Does your wheels look like the one shown?

Is it possible for you to take some pictures and upload them here? That would help us to understand the system used.

KHLow2008
Aug 12, 2010.
Thanks for the speedy reply. The schematic you uploaded does look what my setup looks like on my car! Please see attached pictures. The first two pictures are of my rear setup. The last two are of the front setup. Looking forward to your assistance!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/560588_IMG_0242_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/560588_IMG_0245_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/560588_IMG_0248_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/560588_IMG_0249_1.jpg


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Colonelsanders
Aug 12, 2010.
The system used is similar to VW and I have sent you the procedures for the work You can skip those that are not relevant.

Files are large so I had to send in 2 emails. Hope they are helpful.

KHLow2008
Aug 13, 2010.
Thanks so much for the help. I just checked my email and received an email from you that one attachment, entitled RearDrum96Golf. You mentioned you sent two files so I was wondering if maybe something went wrong when you emailed the second one because I have not received it as of yet. Thanks again!

Tiny
Colonelsanders
Aug 13, 2010.
The file is too large and my mail is unable to hndle it.

I will break down the files and resend them again, give me a few minutes.
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KHLow2008
Aug 13, 2010.
Got It! Thanks so much for that! I will be looking at the instructions today. If I get the time. I did take a peak at the instructions for the Rear Drum. The part I indicated that I do not know how to remove is shown in the picture and it is labeled as the " grease cap" but it only says to remove it. It does not say what tool to use for this. Do you have any advice on how to remove this item. I tried removing with my hands - impossible, lol. I tried wedging a screw between the cap and the wheel, but to no avail. Anyways, any advice is appreciated. Thanks again!

Tiny
Colonelsanders
Aug 13, 2010.
Just checking in to see if you were able to find out exactly what tool is needed and how I should remove the " grease cap". Thanks in advance.

Tiny
Colonelsanders
Aug 13, 2010.
The cap is plugged in and you do not need any special tools though if you have one that would help to remove the grease cap. The tool for removing the grease cap is a large type of plier with sharp clamps.

Without the tool, use a sharp chisel/screwdriver to pry/tap into the gap where the cap seat. Slowly work around the circumfrence to get the cap off.

KHLow2008
Aug 13, 2010.

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