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Brake spring removal tool

How to remove brake springs

Some of the springs on drum brakes can be mighty tough to remove using just a traditional brake spring pliers. That’s where these special brake spring removal tools con in handy.

Lisle 44800 brake spring remover tool hooks onto spring and tightens down so it won't slip as you pull

Lisle 44800 brake spring remover tool hooks onto spring and tightens down so it won’t slip as you pull

The Lisle 44800 heavy duty brake spring tools is designed for larger brake springs on drum brakes without an anchor pin. Hook the spring and tighten the rear handle to lock it onto the spring. Then pull to unhook the spring.

The Lisle 45100 brake spring removal tool is designed to remove drum brake return springs found on domestic and import

Lisle 45100 brake spring removal tool for drum brakes with no anchor pin used on domestic and import cars

Lisle 45100 brake spring removal tool for drum brakes with no anchor pin used on domestic and import cars

vehicles that don’t use an anchor pin. Hook the spring and turn the handle to lock the spring to the tool. Then pull the spring hook out of place with no slipping.

 

Remove heavy duty drum brake springs used on GM trucks

GM trucks use a large brake shoe return spring

50600 Single-Spring Brake removal Tool for GM vehicles with drum brakes

50600 Single-Spring Brake Tool for GM vehicles

that’s difficult to compress and remove without aspecial tool. The Lisle 50600 single brake spring removal tool fits the large and small springs used on Siverado and Sierra trucks and other vehicles listed below:

Smaller Spring
1991 to current GM H Body Bonneville, LaSabre, Delta, 88
1995 to current Chevrolet Lumina & Monte Carlo
1992 to current GM C & H Body, Buick Electra, Olds 88, Cadillac Fleetwood, Cadillac DeVille, Chevrolet Lumina APV, Pontiac Trans Sport, Olds Silhouette

Larger Spring

2005 to current Chevrolet Silverado, 2004 to current Chevrolet Colorado, Includes 2007 Models

Brake shoe hold down removal tool

Brake shoes are normally held down with either a coiled spring and retaining washer or a spring clip. Use the appropriate brake spring removal tool to remove the retainer

Images of brake spring removal tool. Lisle 47400 Brake Spring Washer Tool and Listle 47400 Brake Spring Washer Tool. Use to remove drum brake shoe retaining clips and washsers

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