Rear Brakes on 1999 GMC Yukon

Simple Rear Brake Question 99 GMC Yukon 5.7L Vortec 8thVIN/"R" 4wd Need rear brakes. Do I replace just shoes? or do I replace entire drum? Should I replace Drum and shoes and get a "kit" as well for replacing all of the springs, etc...?

by in Vancouver, WA on January 24, 2010
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ANSWER by on January 24, 2010
If you have more than 100k on your Yukon, I would do it all the right way, the first time. I would do the shoes, the drums, the hardware kits and, very important, the rear wheel cylinders, which will leak very soon, if not already. you live in snow country and in a wet State that subjects your truck to lots of moisture. Fix your brakes like a Pro and do what I suggest. This is what I do on my car which has rear drum brakes, so I practice what I preach. Your brakes are your loved ones safety!!
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COMMENT by on January 25, 2010
Now this is a 5 star+ answer. Yukon has 100k on rear total brakes and 200k total. Sounds more than logical and thoughtful and KNOWELEDGEABLE. Again, TY. Reagan
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