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How to Change the Rear Brake on a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Changing the rear brakes on a 1993 model Chevy Cavalier can be a painstaking process. The brake drums for the rear wheels use brake shoes that are assembled with a number of pins and springs. When disassembling the brake shoes, take note of where each spring, pin and lever is connected, and make sure you connect them in the same place during assembly.

Tools Used: Tools, Floor jack, Jack stands, Lug wrench, Pliers, Brake spring remover tool, such as tool J-8049, High-temperature grease, Small brush, Brake shoes, Flat-blade screwdriver

Change the Rear Brakes – Accessing the Brake Shoes

Raise the rear end of the car with a floor jack; it’s a good idea to loosen the wheel lug nuts before raising it, and supporting it on jack stands will provide better support.

Remove the rear wheels from the car using the lug wrench.

Pull the brake drum off of the rear brake assembly. Do not remove the brake drum for the other wheel until you finish working on the first brake assembly.