- Jan 1, 2012
So I struggled through a rear drum brake shoe replacement on my 2010 civic. Disassembly was rather straightforward except for removing the drums which had been on since 2010 in the rust belt. I took my time and got them off. Re-installation was more of the problem. After securing the front shoe to the backing plate with the spring clip I moved on to the rear shoe. I attached the upper spring between the two shoes and then pulled the back shoe into place. However, there was a lot of play in the cylinder piston and the rear piston popped out. I eventually got the shoe on but I’m wondering if there is a trick to this? Would cracking the bleeder valve have stopped the piton from moving?. Is there and easier way? I pretty much followed the factory service manual procedure. While I’m not likely going to have to do this again on my car I may have to do my son’s car in the next few years so any tips you have would truly be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.