Parking brake replacement

Suitcase

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Apr 23, 2012
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When I last replaced my pads I found the right rear park brake leaking. I believe it leaks because the shoe is worn out. I didn't change them because they were over $100. I've found them for $55 now, they do come in pairs right, it just takes two shoes, one on each side? Can you get parts to rebuild the cylinder if it's bad?
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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The parking brake is mechanically actuated. No hydraulic cylinder. If you have wetness it may be your rear axle seal.
 

Suitcase

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Apr 23, 2012
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the roadie said:
The parking brake is mechanically actuated. No hydraulic cylinder. If you have wetness it may be your rear axle seal.
How much of a job is it to replace that seal? I just changed my shocks, front axles, and struts so I have some skills. Oh yeah, changed the left seal on that axle. Do you have to go into the differential to get the axle out?
 

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