Well, depending on how many times you have resurfaced the drum, you may need new ones anyway. The age of your car being what it is, it may be time for new drums.Originally posted by Adam B.@Feb 19 2004, 01:54 PM
I was wondering what you all thought about changing the rear brakes. I know mine are low. The parking brake doesn't even stop one of the wheels from rolling. I'm on a very tight budget. My brother brought my car to his automotive class one day for a demonstration on how to change the rear drum. They said it was too rusted to get off. Should I attempt to do it myself? Or is it worth it to save the hastle and have a shop do it? Is it possible that since it's so rusted, that it will be damaged when taking it off and I'd have to buy new parts for it? If so, I'll do it myself, and just upgrade to rear disks....
If the drum is rusted on, sometimes all it takes is to pound the s*** out of it to get it off, and alot of penetrating lubricant.
If you have a shop do it, it will probably run you about $60-80.