Dont Forget to bleed the brakes when your done
Have never used one of those.FL78Bronco said:Haynes says to install a "brake cylinder clamp" to relieve pressure on the brake system before removing any springs. Is there another way and does this tool even exist? Its not in any brake repair kits or at any parts stores.
Certainly makes more sense than trying to relieve pressure. Though I doubt that little thing would prevent brake pedal depression from pushing out the cylinder plungers. I’m thinking maybe to keep the internal spring and gravity bleed from slowly pushing them out. Though I’ve never known that to be a problem as there’s usually not enough force to overcome the rubber boots.sewiv said:http://www.tpub.com/content/construction/14273/css/14273_271.htm
It looks like it's to keep the cylinder from popping out if someone steps on the brake with the drum off.