Two tools are essencial, one is the brake hold down spring tool. The
correct tool is
similar to a nutdriver. Nix to using the gizmo on the end of those
worthless brake spring pliers. The second tool is an L shaped device, looks
like a big allen wrench.
It has a hook which catches spring, tug on it, spring comes off. Slide
spring down tapered shank to re-install. Before servicing brakes, spray
down brake with spray cleaner, put large pan under brake to catch waste, and
wash that toxic dust off.
Collect waste water, dispose with trash. Tear down one side at a time, use
other side as refrence. A prior poster mentioned white grease, he's right.
can be re-used, a new hardware kit can solve many problems, and they are
Consider buying spare pair of drums, get those cut. Next brake job, your
old drums get cut.