rear brakes


Asked by Jul 09, 2011 at 09:04 AM about the 2006 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

There is a big nut in the center of the drum do i need to remove that nut before i can take off the drum? Also there seems to be what looks like a washer that covers the nut do i need to push those ends away before i remove the nut?
Many thanks

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yes but their is more than a nut,dont push nothing away from nut,take it to a mechanic to replace or check rear breaks.not being a ass,but it sounds like you dont know much about mechanics of a vehicle.dont take a chance on messing with something you dont know about.

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Hi Papa, no hard feelings. Based on my question i understand why you said that, i have done rear breaks on a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL and Mazda 323, so i have some idea as to what the insides look like. Maybe i should upload a picture then you can better understand what i am asking. Another question though, :) that nut probably hold the drum and wheel bearing right? Many thanks Bantan06

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ment no offence.yes holds drun and wheel bearing,it should have a cap on it remove,then a carter key remove then a squared piece over nut remove,then remove nut and wheel bearing,then the hub may have to slap it with a hammer,the drum to remove.rember when putting back together on the nut finger tighten it then tighten back off 1/2 turn.

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Papa no offence taken, thanks for the reply i got the answer i'm looking for and also discovered that my rear brakes needs to be done. So i'm doing the job soon. Thanks again for your response.


These are known as 'Pack Nuts' . The rear wheel bearings are sealed roller bearings pressed into the rear brake drums. Loosen them with a 27 mm Tube socket (I think that's the correct size) any-clock wise for both rear drums. When tightening them up, torque to about 170Nm. Don't remove the metal cage from these pack nuts.

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