when I replaced rear brakes: one of shoes was worn out- other lots of material. I haven't seen this prob mentioned, is this normal or is something going on w/ my brakes.
Car (95 SW)is pretty new to me, needed rears when I got it.
Thats what will happen if one side of the wheel cylinder has a stuck piston in it. The brake shoes each have a fixed pivot point at the bottom, so their movement 'outward' depends on the upper end being pushed out by the pistons in the wheel cylinders.
If so it is time to replace both wheel cylinders. If you find you cant get the brake lines to unscrew from the wheel cylinders, you can unbolt the wheel cylinder and pull it away from the brake backing plate just far enough to unscrew the wheel cylinder from the brake line - so as not to twist the brake line (Bundy tubing). On my 92 I replaced the brake lines and hoses from the middle of the car all the way back - due to serious rust. Be sure tohave a look stright up at the brake lines next to the fuel tank on the driver's side.