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    When I disassembled the rear brakes for sending out for overhaul I found a worn through shim on the left rear hub. I'm about ready to reassemble the new rear brakes and am wondering how and what to check for as far as shimming is concerned. I ordered up a couple of new shims to have on hand just in case.

  • #2
    Make sure everything is installed correctly, brakes and so forth and the backing plate is not bent. . If the drum does not rub when spinning it by hand you are good to go without shims. If the axle taper or hub has wear then sometimes they are necessary because the drum slides on to far.
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      Thanks Mitch.


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