I’d intended to replace the rear brake shoes on my car today, but I couldn’t even get past step one in the repair manual. Well, I actually got the wheel and the brake drum off, but I couldn’t disconnect the parking brake cable from the trailing brake shoe. The spring on that damned thing is so strong that no tool I have at my disposal will compress it far enough to disconnect the end of the cable. And if I can’t do that, I can’t remove the shoe and replace it. I got really fed up and just put the drum and wheel back on, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do next. Bolt cutters sound like fun, but I actually want to be able to drive the car when I’m finished.

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  1. Try Autozone. You can “rent” tools from them. You pay the price of the item, then when you return it they refund the full price back to you. I have done this several times and it has been a real life saver. And it is free.

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