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Rear wheel/brake Cylinders

How hard is it to change them? I noticed the drivers side was in tough condtion and was leaking a bit, when I changed my rear shoes, but didn't have any time to look into it anymore since I had to go to work. I have to bleed my brake when Im done right? Whats the proper procedure for that?

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http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp...edbrakes.shtml

http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp_bleeding_abs.shtml


2 bolts hold the wheel cylinder in and one hydraulic line. I suggest you soak the hyd line fitting with PB Blaster for a day or two prior to loosening that fitting with a FLARE NUT WRENCH. Sorry, I don't know the size, but a flare nut wrench will prevent stripping that soft fitting nut.

I've also found that when loosening a brake line, use a sharp snappy jerk rather than a steady hard pull to break it loose.

You can also buy a very inexpensive rebuild kit for the wheel cylinder and never even remove the old one. Still have to bleed it though. I've worked on some rusty POS in my day and thrown the rebuild kit in when they are galled up and stubborn.

Wheel cylinders are so dirt cheap, you really should just replace it.
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There not hard at all, I just changed both. At advance auto parts they are $16 a peice. Use the synthetic brake fluid like prestone, it made my brakes feel lighter. Definitely change both.
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Thanks guys I know I couldn't be to hard. I hope to get to it sometime this weekend
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Anybody know the part # for the wheel cylinders I stopped at napa and they had two different ones for the 10" rear brakes
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