Thread: E-brake shoes
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #10
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special tools would make it easier but not required. A little ingenuity and creativity will help you get through. I've done enough with wise grips, pliers, etc. the parts to remove consist primarily of two things which can become a PITA. upper and lower shoe retaining pin springs and the horizontal springs keeping the shoes together. As mentioned do one side at a time to use as a reference and to not forget. remember to adjust the star wheel once the rotor is back on. the proper way to do this is turn the adjuster fully to lock position so the rotor can't move. Then start backing it away until you get some resistance and rotor begins to move. there needs to be some resistance for the shoes to grab and seat. Drive the car around and pull up on the handle a few times. then try it to see if it holds in neutral.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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