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Bill Stoneberg, July 31, 2019 in Buick - General
Looks more like WIKI how not to!
First time I ever saw a disk caliper on a brake drum!! It would be nice to give a jacking point on your suspension first. Not a good idea to be lifting the vehicle on the drum brake! If this is step 1 I would hate to see what the other steps are.... Of course it is on the computer so it HAS to be correct.... ????
I want to see the wheel!
I saw it on the Internet, so it MUST be true....
Ahhh...the discdrum braking system that never made it to production.
With instructions like that, I wonder how many would be stumped if their car only had 4 lug nuts?
That floor jack looks suspiciously like a jack stand.
Whoever wrote that one must have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express the night before...
No one should be denied a chance to see the whole article.
Who knows, today you could meet a car in the oncoming lane that was serviced by these instructions.
Go to step 5. One of the wheel studs has somehow disappeared.
Now that was a funny "how to fix" article. Jumping from calipers pictures to wheel cylinder pictures and back and everything in between.
It is not that funny when the page shows it has been read over 12 thousand times. I wonder what the liability is for something so blatantly misleading being used as a reference and then an ensuing accident? Of course, chances are good that those who relied on this probably crashed their car right outside their own driveway.
"Your mileage may vary..."
OK Buick People: I'm really disappointed in the fact that nobody mentioned that it'll buff out. Mitch
Did y'all notice that this was on a FWD/AWD car? With front drum brakes (at least until Step #5).
Wonder what pictures that illustrator was looking at?
Maybe this is just a really bad translation from some other language.
I'd bet that when someone trying to fix their brakes for the first time read this and looked atvyhe picyures then compared what he saw in the pictures to what's in front of him, he would immediately call the nearest garage and schedule his car for a brake job.
Wow, that is very scary, so misleading.
In their endeavour to be politically correct and generic and not favour a particular make or model, they have missed the boat entirely. Incorrect and misleading names given for parts, brake cylinder, cylinder cups, cylinder boots are the standard names. Misleading and inaccurate diagrams.
If I were a novice with zero knowledge, then according to the diagrams and text, all I need to do is replace those two outer dust boots, bleed the system them I’m good to go!
And then what??
It would be really funny, if it were not safety related!
Just my two bobs worth (US$ 0.000567c)
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