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March 24, 2010, 3:36 pm

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Question: How do i change the brakes on a 1954 Jeep Willys

How do i go about replacing the shoes, cylinder, and seals in my 1954 Jeep Willys drum brakes, for as cheap and effective as possible. Emphasis on cheap


March 25, 2010, 5:18 pm

Elizabeth K
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You may be able to find an online manual for your Jeep on the autozone.com website (free, but you'll have to register) that walks you through the job.
However, because of the potential for causing an accident, if you don't have any experience repairing brakes, I would caution you to seek some active help with the job or have a professional do it. Brakes are the one place where I don't emphasize cheap.


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