replacing wheel cylinder on '95 cherokee

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-25-02, 12:55 PM
bledsoe
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
replacing wheel cylinder on '95 cherokee

'95 cherokee 4.0, 115K miles, 4WD

Anything I should know about replacing drum brakes? I've never done it before, but I do have the Haynes manual. Aside from getting the drum off(i do know how to do that), do I need any special tools for this job? I'm planning on replacing one wheel cylinder and then all 4 brake shoes and that's it(just the rear wheels. Any other advise would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-25-02, 01:24 PM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Replace both wheel cylinders and also put in new hardware in the rear at the same time you change the shoes. Do a complete job or you'll do it twice.

There are special brake spring tools that most parts stores sell for a couple of bucks that will make the job easier. Sears sells a brake spring pliers/combination tool as well. I have one I got at a garage sale for a buck.
 
  #3  
Old 07-25-02, 01:49 PM
bledsoe
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
OK, could you just list the "hardware" that you're speaking of? shoes, cylinders, springs...what else?

Thanks Joe.
 
  #4  
Old 07-25-02, 10:07 PM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Shoes, new wheel cylinders for both sides, and complete hardware kit for the drum brakes.

Usually a hold down kit, self adjusters and adjusting kit. Just ask for everything inside the drum for both sides. A better parts guy will pick out the right kits you need.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes