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  1. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I don't know much about brakes but I had taken my rear wheels off to get st fhe drum brakes I took out the t30 screw and used a flat head and a hammer and slowly went around to pop of the metal "cap" of the brake. Lol I had someone helping me and they usedthe screw driver in between the "cap"...
  2. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I have a 2011 1.8L with 125,000 miles, I recently replaced cam seals, cam solenoid, timing belt, water pump, thermostat with housing, new transmission cooler lines, new hoses, wire covers and all fluids. One thing I cant freakin remove is the ****** DRUM :evil3::evil3: I removed the access plug...
  3. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I have a 2014 Cruze with rear drum brakes can disc conversion be done easily I don't have the extra link on the suspension can that be added also I think it's called a z link
  4. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    2012 Eco 13435981 - Right 12774829 - Left Per my dealer.. Why the heck is there left and right? Many places have 1 part number and says have to order two. Confused.. on the other hand.. 106,000 on my stock ones, just redoing them because preventative maintenance.
  5. General Discussion
    The rear drum brake can't the inspect easily, Normally how many miles it can last? say 50K miles or 100K miles? I have one 2012 Cruze LT. 1.4 L turbo engine.
  6. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Iv'e never had a car with drum brakes (at least I don't think so), and in the future I want to replace the rear drums with discs. How expensive is this venture? As Ive never done a brake conversion myself. I wouldn't want to do it myself unless it were really really easy.
  7. Cruze Parts
    I went to the dealership and bought this kit because my wife said her back brakes were grinding. But when I went to change them there was nothing wrong the brakes still had a lot of life left and everything checked out ok. Now the dealership wants to charge 20% to return the parts even tho...
  8. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Hey guys, So I have been wanting to switch out the stock drum brakes on the back of my 14 Cruze LS for a little while now and I have been doing some research and it seems some people are wanting to as well but they were old threads. So if anyone has done so please post your thoughts and what you...
  9. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    New here. Has anyone tried to convert the drum brakes to disc brakes on the rear?
  10. General Discussion
    Anyone else have rust building up on their rear drum covers? I was outside smoking a cig and noticed a fair bit of rust on my passanger side rear brake cover, figured I'd share lol. Any ideas on how to go about getting rid of eye sore?? Jw.
  11. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Hi, this is my first post on Cruze Talk. I have a 2012 Cruze Eco RS. It has rear drum brakes and I would like to convert it to disk. Any suggestions ?:whatdoyouthink:
  12. Gen1 Powertrain
    Here is a video of mine, Do I need to make them tighter? drums - YouTube
  13. General Discussion
    Hi, Anyone here have any thoughts on the quality of Cruze's rear drum brakes on the 1LT? How many miles have folks got out of them so far? Also, are they self-adjusting, or should they be adjusted every 15,000 miles? Thanks.
  14. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I've been itching to take the Cruze on a track and run some serious laps. Problem is the brake drums will most likely melt off. At this point i will take any solution.
  15. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Will the 17inch factory wheels fit the 2012 LT with drum brakes on the rear? I have the 16's now but have a line on the factory 17's. Thanks for your help.
  16. Gen1 Service Issues
    I reached out to another contact I had in GM a little while back to find out more about this, as many people were reporting this as an issue. The common reports complained primarily about the height of the handbrake when pulled as a direct consequence of improperly adjusted rear drums, but as...
  17. Gen1 Brakes/Suspension Tutorials
    How to Adjust Rear Drum Brakes This writeup was inspired by this thread: http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/34-1-4l-turbo/6326-brake-catching-sound.html Why do my Cruze's drum brakes need adjusting? The Cruze's drums are not adjusted very well from the factory. I believe the word "horrible"...
  18. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    As everyone knows, ZZP is coming out with a rotor/caliper kit for our car; however, ECO and LS owners have drum brakes on their rear axles and therefore need some sort of conversion kit. Now, I went to my dealership today to ask a couple questions, and here are the answers; Cruze models with...
  19. Gen1 Powertrain
    My Cruze has rear drum brakes. How do you adjust them? Can you back up and hit the brakes hard to make them adjust. This is one way that you adjusted older drum brake cars.
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