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Old 09-17-2009, 05:47 PM
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How-to / DIY rear brakes '98 altima (drums) ???

Hey guys, any good DIY's for the rear brakes on a '98 altima? I've got the haynes manual... go by that? I did the front pads the other weekend which was pretty simple, but from what I've read the rear drums are more difficult. Any tips would be appreciated. Did the search but not much luck.
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bump.

found a good vid of a sentra:

part 1
part2

this is Ok:

How to Replace Rear Brake Shoes and Drums?

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I used the haynes manual when I completely redid my drums. Take both drums off, take a picture before dissembling each side, do one side at a time to reference the other.

The first side I did wrong 2 or 3 times, damn springs are really hard to work with.
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easier to swap to discs
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Make sure you take a file and shave down all the edges of the new drum pads so they are rounded off a little bit. This will help prevent noise, especially if you are re-using the old drums and just picking up new internals.
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easier to swap to discs
Not as easy on the wallet.
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my ENTIRE disc kit was under $50......i SWORE i would never change my brake shoes again.....i always said i would swap to disc....my drums started squeeling in the back.....so now i have disc lol
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