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.