Step by step guide on how to replace an automotive rear brake shoe and wheel
cylinder, this information pertains to most brake shoe style systems.
Difficulty Scale: 5 of 10
Tools and Supplies Needed
Mechanics tool set
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Before beginning work, park the car on level ground while blocking (4 four blocks)
front wheels to prevent wheel roll in either direction, parking brake should be
Step 1 - Once the car is lifted safety in the air,
remove the wheel cover which will expose the lug nuts. (Note: If a lug wrench or
breaker bar is used, perform this, and the next step while the vehicle is still
on the ground.)