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disconnect my drum brakes?

Is it possible to leave my rear drum brakes disconnected? Temporarily of course. Till I can work on it this weekend. I've been putn in a lot of hrs at work and don't have time to do it till Sunday. I know its not safe but its my only option right now. I still have drivers side workn. I blew the spring kit out and no shoes left on passenger side. Let me know what I got to do run with out.
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Umm, not really nothing you can do to disconnect it, unless you can fab up some sort of inverted flare to bleeder, then you can simply cap off the line that goes to the axle, and bleed it of course to rid of air bubbles....otherwise, i would advise against taking out brakes, even if rear....even if for a few days....
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K thanks grant much appreciated.

I'll just make time tomorrow to do it. I'll stop and grab a spring kit and a adjuster lever kit on my home and do it the right way. Any tricks to getn those little springs and washers on?
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I use a strong string to get the springs on, works like a charm, pull with one hand and put the spring in place with the other.
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there are tools that make the spring installation a breeze
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just pull the shoes off that side, lol how hard is that?
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use a pair of vice grips on the soft line, had to do that to get from campus to my bud's house when my wheel cylinder went out
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I think i'm going to get a tattoo of this for how much i say it on a normal basis:
"Use the right tool for the job"


They're called Drum Brake Pliers, they have everything you need to get springs on, and all that fun stuff.
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i have that one above and i have a screwdriver handled one of the end piece
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i have that one above and i have a screwdriver handled one of the end piece
Yea, I think I've got one of those too. probably in the drawer full of special use tools. right next to my whatchmajig and my spare kanooter valve.
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I ended up just replacing them both. I didn't use the plier style one just the screw driver handle one. I had to replace the adjuster lever cause it was ground down into hunks of metal. So I spent bout $60 to redo my rear brake system. Not bad for couple hr job. justt hope i didnt screw my wheel cylinder up put it back together.
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I ended up just replacing them both. I didn't use the plier style one just the screw driver handle one. I had to replace the adjuster lever cause it was ground down into hunks of metal. So I spent bout $60 to redo my rear brake system. Not bad for couple hr job. justt hope i didnt screw my wheel cylinder up put it back together.
Its pretty easy to do, if it faces the same way, and you could bleed it, then your in the clear.
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