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    I’ve changed my brake shoes - Does my reassembly look okay?

    When I put the parking brake on I can’t move the drum at all. When I put a pole against the brakes I can forcibly turn the drum but not too much. I drove it and it seemed to be braking fine. I adjusted the nut so that the drum would only just slip on and just about move freely. However it’s set...
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    About 2/3mm later of rust broke off the entire outer brake drum do I need to replace?

    Hah that’s a pretty nice job like! I think a bit too much effort for this micra though I plan on keeping it for 2 years for commuting. Im sure they will get over it when they look at their bank balances lol
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    Please need help mid job - how to remove abs cog off new rear wheel hub?

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I found Paul’s post. I basically brayed it off with a hammer and wide chisel
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    Please need help mid job - how to remove abs cog off new rear wheel hub?

    I ordered a rear wheel bearing and it came in the hub but it has a cog on the inside of it that will not fit between the brake shoe springs etc. Have they sent me the wrong one or can I remove the cog? I tried hitting it with a flathead and a hammer to push it off but it wouldn’t budge and the...
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    About 2/3mm later of rust broke off the entire outer brake drum do I need to replace?

    L Thanks for the reply man. It seemed a lot more messed up until I took it off, chipped most of the loose rust off and brushed it. I think I’ll keep them now, like you said I’ll put some rust converter on it next week
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    About 2/3mm later of rust broke off the entire outer brake drum do I need to replace?

    I had to get a proper breaker bar today, I haven’t got an expensive socket for it though although it is a 6 pointed one. Hopefully it won’t shatter
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    About 2/3mm later of rust broke off the entire outer brake drum do I need to replace?

    L Thanks for the reply man. It seemed a lot more messed up until I took it off, chipped most of the loose rust off and brushed it. I think I’ll keep them now, like you said I’ll put some rust converter on it next week
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    About 2/3mm later of rust broke off the entire outer brake drum do I need to replace?

    I’m going to be replacing the brake shoes and one of the wheel hubs/bearings. However the entire outer edge is really rusted. I have broken off the loose rust which is a few mm. Does this matter really? I don’t really have the funds to replace the brake drums u less maybe if I could get them for...
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    I’m replacing the rear wheel bearing & changing the brake shoes - what torque wrench do I need to buy?

    I think the hub nut is 30mm? What size torque wrench do you think that I should get? Sorry I have never used a torque wrench before so this is new to me. Is this the only bolt that needs to be torqued properly in this process? For the wheels I usually just stand on the 4 way wheel wrench to...
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    Please can someone show me which rear wheel bearing kit to get? 99 plate inspiration no abs

    Ah thanks for the reply. So drum brake, disk brake, abs and no abs can all use that one I linked? That’s cool
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    My CV boot cover is off and the cv joint has been clicking - how much is this kind of repair going to cost?

    Ended up paying £75 for a new joint fitted. Apparently they had a nightmare getting the part on the day and ended up paying an extra tenner
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    Please can someone show me which rear wheel bearing kit to get? 99 plate inspiration no abs

    I’m trying to buy the cheapest one off the internet but I have seen a few that look pretty different? Thanks
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    My wheel bearing was making a noise for a while but has been silent for a while now - should I replace it?

    Also I guess I could have misdiagnosed the location of the sound but I think it probably was but I’m far from an expert
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    My wheel bearing was making a noise for a while but has been silent for a while now - should I replace it?

    Before like 6 weeks ago the back left bearing was sometimes making a gentile winding/squeaking noise or I think that’s how I remember it. Anyway I haven’t noticed it in a while, should I still replace it or should I wait until I can hear it again? Maybe it was the wetter weather then idk.
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    My CV boot cover is off and the cv joint has been clicking - how much is this kind of repair going to cost?

    I’m guessing the cover slipped off and dumped the grease many months ago. For the last 4 months it has made a clicking noise when turning slowly full lock. I’m guessing this has done damage beyond just re greasing and covering again? Does anyone know how much a reasonably priced small garage...
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    Can anyone identify this grinding noise on start up?

    Thanks for teaching me how to test the belts. Yeah I think I’ll have a go at cleaning the starter motor once it’s done with it’s MOT
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    Does anyone know where I can buy a side light bulb connector online?

    Hi. Iwas just looking for the individual side light connector as the headlight and indicator are not fried. Maybe I could buy one of these and clip the old one off and wide a new one in with a block I never got round to fixing it
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    Can anyone identify this grinding noise on start up?

    So do I need to remove the starter motor, disassemble it a bit and clean it how exactly? Sorry for being a nuisance
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    Can anyone identify this grinding noise on start up?

    Lol it hasn’t done it the last 10 starts but it just did then. Please ignore all of that
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