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Re: Drum brake rebuild questions

It sounds like there is no fluid in the system so it probably has leaking wheel cylinders or/and master cylinder or perhaps a leak in the lines somewhere.

You will need to check the flexible hoses that go to the wheeel cylinders are not leaking and check that the steel lines are not rusted and perhaps have hole in them.

If the lines are ok then chances are to do them up you will need four wheel cylinders and brake shoes and a master cylinder. The wheel cylinders and master cylinder can be re kitted if they are in good enough shape but I guess it depends on your budget. New cylinders would be best.

The drums will need to be checked for excessive wear but the chances are you will be able to re use them.

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