Rear brake rotor and pad change problems

EdGs

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Go watch some axle-removal videos. Then you can judge the work for yourself.
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You don't have to replace the backing plates, but it is highly recommended. They keep debris out of the workings of your emerg brake and anything that may get onto the rotor. Once you do change them, spray the area down with a good rust proofing product. i rust proof my truck entirely, living in Canada we get our share of salty roads...the under carriage is immaculate for removing anything and no signs of rust. It is not a serious task to remove axles, good opportunity to replace axle seals and fresh gear oil the same time, seals don't last forever either.
 
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