Can't put back brake return spring on Nissan Micra! HELP!

Tiny
JENNIFER.ELKINS
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I live in the United Kingdom & I have a nissan micra 2001 model. I've helped my father replace the rear brake shoes but we are having SERIOUS problems in putting the top horizontal brake shoe return spring back! We have tried EVERYTHING but to no avail. Please can anyone give me some advice in case we've missed something! 8)
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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 7:21 PM

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Tiny
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There's a tool that is made for that. 3 in 1 tool.

Okay if you haven't open the other side I suggest you do so. That way you'll know how to position the spring that you're having problems with.

My way I grip it with a pliers and apply some elbow grease and pull and hoping you don't bust a knucklle when you slippped. Or a visegrip.
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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 11:44 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for helping me! :) I'll see if we can get the tool.
We have been using the other side as a reference. As for the elbow grease, we've gone through it like wildfire! 8)
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Friday, August 10th, 2007 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
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Do you have any pics of the 3in1 tool & the visegrip?
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Friday, August 10th, 2007 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
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This is the tools you need for back brakes


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_th_braketool_2.jpg

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Friday, August 10th, 2007 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so very much. You are really helping me lots! :D :P
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Saturday, August 11th, 2007 AT 4:15 AM

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