Rear brakes replacement on a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton 2wd part 1.

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How To:
Replace the Rear Brake Shoes on a 2008
Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 Ton 2wd

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Removing rear brake drum

To perform this job it is necessary to lift the back of the truck
using a floor jack.  Make sure you place two jack stands under
the rear axle for safety.  Place blocks on the front wheels to
keep the truck from rolling.  Also, since we are working on
the rear brakes, the parking brake cannot be applied otherwise
you won't be able to remove the brake drums.

As shown in the image, it may be necessary to use a bolt to
extract the rear brake drum if it is stuck to the axle due to rust.

Also, if the drum has noticeable wear you may need to
adjust the self-adjusting screw all the way in. 

Removing upper return spring

Once the rear brake drum is removed, proceed to remove the
upper spring using brake pliers.

adjusting self adjusting screw

If you didn't need to adjust the screw to remove the brake drum,
it is recommended to do it now to be able to separate it from the
brake shoe.

Sliding primary brake shoe away from self adjusting screw.

Pull the primary brake shoe forward and slide the adjusting
screw out.

Removing self adjusting mechanism

Remove the self adjusting mechanism.

Removing self adjusting screw

Remove the self adjusting screw.

Removing lower hold down spring

Pry the lower spring away from the primary brake shoe.

Removing primary brake shoe

Remove the primary brake shoe.