Rear brakes - Page 4 - Chevy HHR Network


Maintenance and Upkeep Discussion HHR maintenance tips ranging from oil change intervals to brake pads and everything in between.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2017, 08:03 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-17-2013
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 585
Images: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by firemangeorge View Post
Inexpensive so it's always best to replace both sides. That way you know both are new.
looks like a brake overhaul is on the horizon. Luckily I can warranty for new shoes and drum. The rest will come from Amazon. Might as well get some fresh fluid in the system too. Gregg is one spoiled LT. Imagine if he were an ss! Before that I gotta put on his new set of shoes and not the brake kind. Too bad none of you guys are local To Help me with the brakes :/ it's up to the trusty mechanic on this one. No more in-laws haha 😂 also it's not worth replacing the self adjusting guts right? And the other hardware is just under a year old so no sense in replacing those either.
aradmahogany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2017, 08:41 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 06-20-2011
Location: Savanna Illinois
Posts: 707
Images: 1
I used to hate working on brakes for anyone, I worried that my repair would fail. As time went on I found myself working on brakes for all kinds of folks and they never failed until they were worn out again.

Since I had my own shop I would use used parts on my own vehicles but really hated to use used parts on anyone else's machines but, there were folks that would bring me used stuff to use trying to save money.

It got to where I would use whatever they brought but had them sign paper work stating that I had used the parts they brought so they couldn't sue me. NO ONE ever did try to sue me for brake work.

I would inspect the parts and if I could not use them I told them they had to be replaced. If they could not do that then I would not do the job for them.

So, inspect the parts, clean them, if they look alright go ahead and use them but know they might fail,... also know that brand new parts can fail too. rear brake shoe adjusters can be rusted solid in just a year or so, if you can move them at all you can probably take them apart and lube them good and reuse them, if not replace them.
Grizzly old man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2017, 08:49 PM   #33
Technical Moderator
 
donbrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-23-2009
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 11,303
Images: 66
I got new cylinders for near $10 each a while ago. I replaced my self adjuster hardware on GPs.
donbrew is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing rear rear disc brakes Chillydip SS Specific Service Issues/Repairs 14 05-08-2015 08:23 PM
LS/LT brakes upgraded to SS 11.65 inch brakes was it worth it? Oldblue Brakes | Suspension | Shocks | Struts 6 11-24-2013 12:18 PM
Can someone shed light on thr difference in HHr brakes and Cobalt brakes? mrarff Brakes | Suspension | Shocks | Struts 0 01-07-2011 09:15 AM
Pics of font and rear brakes HHRGraphics Brakes | Suspension | Shocks | Struts 14 12-30-2005 07:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 AM.


Copyright © 2005 - 2013 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.