After changing the rear brake shoes pedal is now spongy. Is it true that by driving in revers you can adjust the rear shoes by applying the brakes?

1,645

Asked by Jul 06, 2015 at 07:18 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

249192 miles: What is the  correct way to adjust rear brakes?
Will this raise the pedal height..

3 Answers

20,145

yes,adjust them then bleed all the brakes starting at the one farthest away from the master cylinder.

17,600

You can also go in reverse and use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle that will adjust the brakes also. But the best thing to do is to spin the drum and adjust the shoes to slightly drag on the drum.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
17,600

Do not have to bleed unless you replaced the wheel cylinders.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how come my brake lite comes on on a 1991 chevy s10 and no loss of fluid 4 answers

    brake lite comes on and a spongee pedal with no fluid loss

    1991 Chevrolet S-10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brakes 3 answers

    The brakes on my dads S10 go soft. We Have bled the brakes so amny times but they just go soft after a few miles of driving. I would like an opinion on this so we can figure out whats wrong. Any ideas...

    1988 Chevrolet S-10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what is the purpose of the proportioning valve? 9 answers

    I have installed the booster and master cylinder from a 2000 S-10 in my 1952 CHEVY. RESTORATION. I did not install the proportioning valve. I have run the lines directly from the master to the front a...

    2000 Chevrolet S-10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why do I not have a brake pedal? 1 answer

    I put new calibers, rotors, and brake pads on the from of my truck. now i dont have no brake pedal or front brakes. I have rear brakes just no front brakes. I bleed the front brakes and there is fluid...

    2001 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Replace back brake shoes 1979 1 answer

    how to replace back brake shoes on 1979 Chevette

    Chevrolet Chevette

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

S-10

Looking for a Used S-10 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,662 nationwide S-10 listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet S-10 Questions

Chevrolet S-10 Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 2,180
#2 Trebor66
Trebor66
Reputation 940
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Ranger
209 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,304 Great Deals out of 156,238 listings starting at $1,395
Used GMC Sonoma
9 Great Deals out of 522 listings starting at $1,550
Used Toyota Tacoma
620 Great Deals out of 35,082 listings starting at $2,155
Used Ford F-150
2,880 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Dakota
120 Great Deals out of 4,308 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Blazer
1,349 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Frontier
444 Great Deals out of 23,950 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
927 Great Deals out of 62,271 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Ram 1500
536 Great Deals out of 12,998 listings starting at $2,199
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500
1,068 listings starting at $4,599
Used Chevrolet Camaro
309 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
808 Great Deals out of 28,674 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale