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how do i replace rear wheel cylinder on 2004 dodge neon

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how do i replace rear wheel cylinder on 2004 dodge neon
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  mtech02 replied 8 years ago.

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  1. Using a brake pedal holder, depress the brake pedal past its first one inch of travel and hold it in this position This will isolate the master cylinder from the brake hydraulic system and will not allow the brake fluid to drain out of the master cylinder reservoir.
  2. Raise the vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly
  4. Disconnect the rear brake flex hose from the wheel cylinder.
  5. Remove the rear brake drum
  6. Remove the rear brake shoes from the brake support plate. NOTE: If the brake shoes are wet with grease or brake fluid, replace them.
  7. Remove the brake wheel cylinder attaching bolts.
  8. Remove the brake wheel cylinder from the brake support plate





  1. Install a new O-ring at the mating surface of the wheel cylinder-to-brake support plate NOTE: When installing wheel cylinder on brake support plate, be sure it is positioned squarely (horizontal) to the brake assembly.
  2. Install the wheel cylinder onto brake support plate Tighten the attaching bolts to a torque of 13 N·m (115 in. lbs.).
  3. Hand start the rear brake flex hose tube fitting to wheel cylinder. Tighten the tube nut to a torque of 17 N·m (145 in. lbs.).
  4. Install the rear brake shoes on the brake support plate Replace them as necessary.
  5. Install the rear brake drum onto the rear hub.
  6. Install the tire and wheel assembly Tighten the wheel mounting nuts to a torque of 135 N·m (100 ft. lbs.).
  7. Adjust the rear brakes. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Remove the brake pedal holder.
  9. Bleed the wheel cylinder as necessary.
  10. Road test the vehicle to make sure the brakes operate correctly.



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