Rear brake shoe replacement

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BOBBY MORRIS
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Need info or video on how to replace, rear drum brakes and shoes for 98 buick lesabre 3.8
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Saturday, March 26th, 2011 AT 5:54 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hello,

Here is a guide and video that shows how to replace the rear brake shoes on a similar car which is the same job as what you are doing. Check out the diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums

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https://youtu.be/1j7qDoi1LP0

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers,
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Saturday, March 26th, 2011 AT 10:25 AM
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BRANDON WILLIS
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  • 1999 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
How do you change or replace rear brake shoes on a 1999 Buick Le Sabre? Do I need special tools?
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 AT 11:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Hi no special shoes required. Remove wheels remove drums. Change shoes once drums are off you will see how shoes are secured
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 AT 11:36 AM (Merged)
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KITANA MULLEN
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  • 1992 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 190,000 MILES
How to change rear brake shoes
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 AT 11:36 AM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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REAR BRAKE SHOES
NOTE:Mark position of springs and star adjusters for reassembly reference. Note lengths of brake linings and their shoe locations.

Removal
Release parking brake. Loosen parking brake cable at equalizer. If necessary, back off brake adjustment before removing brake drums. Unhook return springs from anchor plate and brake shoes. Remove return springs. Remove hold-down springs and pins. Remove actuator lever return spring, lever and bearing sleeve.
Remove parking brake strut and spring. Remove brake shoes, adjusting screw (noting position) and spring from backing plate. Disconnect parking brake lever and cable from shoe by removing circlip. Remove parking brake lever pin from secondary shoe.
Installation
Lubricate fulcrum end of parking brake lever, and attach to secondary shoe. Connect adjusting screw spring. Place adjusting screw in position. Ensure star is aligned with adjusting hole. Lubricate where shoes and parking brake cable contacts backing plate. Position and insert shoes into wheel cylinders or links.
Install parking brake strut and spring between parking brake lever and primary shoe. Install actuating lever, pawl, actuator return spring and actuating link. Adjust brake shoes to drums, and adjust parking brake. Install wheels, and tighten lug nuts to specification.
Check for proper operation of brakes before moving vehicle.
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