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I replaced the brake shoes and am unable to get the spring that fits between the shoes back in place.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:18 AM
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I replaced the brake shoes and am unable to get the spring that fits between the shoes back in place. It is very difficult to compress the spring and push into position... help... is ther an eas way?

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:29 AM
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Put the spring on before you place the cam release on. This allows the shoes to spread further apart making it easier to get the spring on. Then place the cam release over the tube and compress the shoes together with your hands so the cam drops in place.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:39 AM
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Thanks Eric... I did part of that and ended up putting the spring on first, then using a wide jaw pliers and my fingers, I aligned the holes of the brake pads and pushed them onto their post. It was awkward and required a few tries, but it worked. Then I put on the cam as you suggested.
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