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2007 Honda Civic Question: How do I relieve the brake pressure enough to replace the drums?

 

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Randy07, Saint Leonard, MD, September 19, 2011, 14:59
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Replace rear brake shoes, but can't get the drums to fit over the new shoes. The pressure in the pistons keeps pushing the shoes outward.
THANKS!

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    September 19, 2011, 15:41
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    The return springs should overcome the brake pressure. Perhaps the return spring are week or the parking brake is to tight.

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    Randy07, September 20, 2011, 21:13
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    Finally got it and the brakes work great. I suspect the after-market shoes may have been the issue. THANKS for the reply.

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