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How easy is it to replace the rear brake shoes

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I bought new shoes for the back of my C3 I want to know how easy it is to fit them or should I get a garage to fit them

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allanmc wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:49 am How easy is it to replace the rear brake shoes

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Hello allan

The pads on the discs are easier to do but shoes are still not very difficult.

There is much more going on with the shoes than pads and making sure the automatic adjusted is working is also part of the shoe change.

If the drum is worn then consider sourcing the replacement with the bearing already fitted to save that job.

There is more than one rear brake system that could be fitted and refitting the right ones is important.

There are some pictures of the C3 brake drum and shoes here
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allanmc wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:15 am I bought new shoes for the back of my C3 I want to know how easy it is to fit them or should I get a garage to fit them

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Hello

They are very easy if everything goes to plan. But you may get stuck at the first step of removing the drum if the brakes have been neglected and the shoes are not returning properly.

If you don't feel confident in doing mechanical jobs, then get a professional to do it because brakes are an important safety issue.

You may find the cylinder is seized and that would require more parts and more work. A garage would be prepared for this, while you may not be?



Citroen C3 rear brake drum diagram - typical
Citroen C3 rear brake drum diagram - typical
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