Auto Systems and Repair: Brake Shoes Replacement

To replace the brake shoes, the wheel is removed. Then the brake drum is removed, exposing the brake shoes. The wheel cylinders are inspected for leaks, and the brake drums and brake hardware are examined for damage. After replacing the brake shoes and reassembling the related brake components, the brakes are adjusted and the technician drives the vehicle to ensure the brakes are working correctly.

Brake shoes wear out over time and should be inspected periodically. Brake performance will be compromised if the brake shoes become contaminated with brake fluid or oil due to leaky seals or wheel cylinders.