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Old 10-05-2010, 05:52 PM
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Default 1996 dodge ram right rear brake drum

i took my tire off and my entire brake drum had brake fluid that leaked all over it, doo i need to replace the whole drum or what?
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You obviously need to change the wheel cylinder and brake shoes. As for the drum, if its still good you may be able to have it turned. However if it were mine I would simply replace the drum as well since their pretty cheap. (I'm assuming that the brake fluid got there from a leak in the line or a bad wheel cylinder)
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^^I agree^^ You can have it turned or replace it
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Might want to check the axle seal while you're at it.
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Used to be wheel cylinders could be rebuilt with a kit, but it does need to have the inside honed with an adapter that will go on a drill.

Drum definitely needs to be turned if putting new shoes on.

BTW, if you're working on one side, you should do new brakes on both sides.
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Used to be wheel cylinders could be rebuilt with a kit, but it does need to have the inside honed with an adapter that will go on a drill.

Drum definitely needs to be turned if putting new shoes on.

BTW, if you're working on one side, you should do new brakes on both sides.
^^^^ Good Point ^^^^ Should do both sides, it's good practise (Murphys Law) If you don't the other side will follow shortly.
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