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Old 07-06-2014, 09:11 AM
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I did it the hard way with a handfull of screw drivers, what a PITA
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:06 AM
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Thanks for posting, use the tie wrap system tonight and had the spring back in position in less than 10 minutes. Thanks again for posting
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:03 PM
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Kinda ugly but...

Keep in mind the center section of the brake shoe is filled with the hub. The GM manual says to pull the hub to replace the parking brake shoes.

Pull the brake shoe away from the rear plate an inch or so.

Slip three looped zip ties onto the spring where shown with the green arrows.

Install the spring clip onto the backing plate

Feed the free ends of the zip ties between the hub and the parking shoe

Slowly push the brake shoe into place while pulling one of the end zip ties to pull the end of the spring clip inside the shoe. Do the other end of the clip the same way with the second zip tie. The zip ties can then be slipped off the end of the spring clip.

Use the last zip tie to pull the center of the clip inside the shoe. Cut the loop on the last zip tie, pull out and pitch.

Adjust shoe, re-install rotor.

All done.

Wish I would have seen this post before last weekend, just spent 1.5 hours pulling the hub apart after spending .5 hours trying to figure out how to get the spring back in place without taking the hub off.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:40 AM
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Also if you knock the edge of the inner drum down with some rough emery cloth, it will help tremendously with the re-installation of the drums over the brake shoes. You can get a much better adjustment the first time, and if for some reason you need to take the drum back off to make the adjustment tighter it doesn't get hung back up on the drum and pop the spring out again! Ask me how I know!!
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Ok, my turn to try this. Wish me luck!
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