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Drum Brake

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Definition: A braking system which consists of two brake shoes and one or two wheel cylinders, mounted on a fixed backing plate, and a brake drum, mounted on an axle, which revolves around the assembly. Curved brake shoes are forced into contact with the inner periphery of this drum to provide braking.

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DIY - Disc Brakes
These instructions will help you change the disc pads on most popular vehicles. Be sure to READ these instructions completely before you begin.

DIY: Drum Brakes
This is a good job for a moderately skilled DIY. It only takes about three hours to do and will save you quite a few bucks. Plus you will get the satisfaction of saying "I did it myself!"

Braking-Related Symptoms
Brakes acting funny? Better check here before it's too late.

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