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  • troyez1967
  • 2001 Jeep Cherokee

Brakes problem
2001 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 124000 miles

How do you replace the right rear wheel cylinder? Do you have to have special tools?

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 AT 10:23 AM

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  • klshiel
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There are a few special tools that make it easier, but if your creative a basic tool set will get the job done. With the wheel off and the vehicle lifted safely remove the drum. You may need to remove assembly clips that will be on three lug bolts if you have never had the drums off before. Don't worry about destroying them because you don't need them they are from the assembly plant. You may also need to loosen the tensioner accessable through a port with a removable rubber seal at back top of mounting plate. The tensioner screw has a star wheel you can turn with a screwdriver. Hitting the outside of the drum with a hammer will help loosen it up. With the drum off clean it and the brake parts with brake cleaner and clean rags. Remove the springs you will have to to take tension off cylinder. Take line off cylinder unbolt cylinder and remove. Put new cylinder in and open bleeder screw to get air out. You can remove and replace the springs with a couple of screw drivers and pliers.

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