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Re: Rear wheel cylinder is leaking brake fluid.
you should be able to buy both tools for under ten bucks.
If you want a self bleeding kit, add another 5.
Go to a autostore, and they have the wrenches specifically for your size wheel cylinder for about 3 bucks, and you really don't need the adjusting tool.
A screwdriver works fine.
It will make it a lot easier if you just buy new everything.
new wheel cylinder-8 per side
adjusters-2 per side
brakes turned-I don't know..
Do both sides this time, and it might be best to leave one at a time so if you screw up and don't know how to put it back together, you have a fully assembled model on the other side.
1. loosen lug nuts
2.take off wheel
3.take off brake drum
3.A.If brake drum won't come off, look around the backside and find a little rubber plug, or a slot on the bottom side of the backing plate
3.B Insert screwdriver in hole(flathead) and feel around.
There will be an adjuster with a starhead on it, and you want to turn it.
I'm not sure offhand whether it is up or down, but do it one way for a while and see if it gets looser or tighter.If it gets looser, continue doing it that way until you can take it off.
3.C If it is still stuck, bang it with a hammer a few times..
4.Go around back and you will see a line going to the back of the backing plate.
Unbolt it with your tool.
5.You will see in the middle of each shoe two springs and a rod that goes through them.
Push in on the front of the spring cover and turn the rod.
6.Start taking off springs..be careful and take a picture(if that is a digi camera you have) to see which springs go were.
Basically just start dissasembling things.
7.Unbolt the wheel cylinder from the backing plate..
8.Reverse everything you have done with the new parts.
9.Bleed your brakes with your brake bleeding kit.
The only problem I can see you having is e-brake, which I have never had..but it shouldn't be too hard.