Rear brakes replacement on a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton 2wd part 1.
Replace the Rear Brake Shoes on a 2008
Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 Ton 2wd
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To perform this job it is necessary to lift the back of the truck
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
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.
Once the rear brake drum is removed, proceed to remove the
upper spring using brake pliers.
If you didn't need to adjust the screw to remove the brake drum,
recommended to do it now to be able to separate it from the
Pull the primary brake shoe forward and slide the adjusting
Remove the self adjusting mechanism.
Remove the self adjusting screw.
Pry the lower spring away from the primary brake shoe.
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