What does a drum brake hardware kit include?

Hardware consists of a variety of parts designed to assist in restoring your brake system such as, Anti-rattle clips, seals, pins, and dust boots along with drum shoe return springs, hold down springs, and adjuster assemblies, help to maintain consistent, balanced braking.

What is a brake hardware kit?

Brake hardware consists of all the supporting components in, on and around the calipers and pads that help properly align the brake pads or shoes and retract them away from the rotor or drum for smooth, reliable, quiet and efficient brake performance.

Should you replace drum brake hardware?

If you are doing a brake job on the rear brakes, it is critical that you replace the hardware. Drum brake hardware undergoes a lot of stress. If you don’t replace the hardware, you run the risk of the hardware failing. This will cause issues with the rear brakes.

What parts are usually replaced on drum brakes?

Replacing drum brakes typically means replacing the brake shoes and drums, as well as related hardware. If additional parts fail the inspection, they will need to be replaced too. For example, if the wheel cylinder is leaking or not working properly, it’s replaced at the same time.

Do drum brakes use return springs?

Answer: Drum brakes are responsible for stopping your vehicle. Drum brakes are usually located on rear wheels because of the need for a parking brake. Then, when the brake is released, the return springs send the brake shoes back to their original position. …

What is the names of the two shoes in the drum brake system?

The leading shoe (closest to the front of the vehicle) is known as the secondary shoe. The trailing shoe is known as the primary shoe. Hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder acts on the piston cup, pushing the pistons toward the shoes, forcing them against the drum.

What happens if you dont use brake hardware?

Weak hardware can result in excessive movement, binding, pulling, warping, uneven wear, noise, or other problems. This will reduce effective braking force, increase stopping distance, and create uneven brake pad wear. Soft parts such as dust boots, and grommets will need maintenance as well.

Do you need to use brake hardware?

New brake pads need new hardware. It’s important that every time you change your brake pads you are changing the brake pad hardware with them.

How do I know if I need new brake drums?

Technical Bulletins

  1. Inconsistent brake pedal feel. If the rear brakes are drum brakes, the driver may feel vibrations under braking.
  2. Hand brake feels loose. If the hand brake requires a hard yank to keep the car from rolling off, chances are the brake shoes need replacing.
  3. Scraping noise while braking.