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Carquest Wearever Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder

Part No. WCA51081 Warranty Details  

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Direct replacement Wheel Cylinders are designed to fit specific vehicle applications and to ensure a proper fit every time. Normal wear may cause piston seals to leak. Corrosion and pitting can also occur inside Wheel Cylinders as moisture builds up in the brake fluid. A leaky Wheel Cylinder can be dangerous to the driver, causing gradual softening of the brake pedal and creating brake pull to one side.

Product Features:
  • All Wheel Cylinders are made with high quality EPDM rubber cups and boots for long lasting performance
  • Wheel Cylinder bores are surface tested to ensure an optimum sealing surface for the pressure cups
  • Due to repair time and cost, it is more desirable to replace instead of repair Wheel Cylinders
  • Recommended replacement is suggested when servicing drum brake
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Bleeder Screw Cap Included:No
Bleeder Screw Included:Yes
Bore Diameter:15/16 in
Casting Material:Cast Iron

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Carquest WeareverDrum Brake Wheel Cylinder
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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5.0

easy insallation

By 

from toledo

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Comments about Carquest Wearever Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder:

easy to install good prie

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5.0

Fits like the OEM

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from Newnan GA

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Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Carquest Wearever Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder:

    Goes on like it should. No problems with installation. Not a mixture of Metric/SAE bolts like other wheel cylinders I have bought in the past.
    The wheel cylinder had mill oil on it to fight rust I assume, no issues with that. It actually looked like the 30 year old part I took off.
    I would however, recomend brake cleaner and removal of the brake hardware (springs etc.) to make installation easier and cleaner. I cleaned the insides of the drum as well. All in all I would recomend this to a friend.

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    3.0

    seems to be good product

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    from Louisiana

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder:

      Seems to be a good product. Was easy to install. Just using as replacements on my truck. Haven't used long enough to know how they will hold up.

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      1.0

      Offshore Junk

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      from akron ohio

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder:

      Cheap Chinese garbage. Totally seized after 2 years. No external rust, good clean fluid, Seized up. gotta do the job again....

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      • Q:

        I ordered new wheel cylinders, and they don't seem to have the metal posts on the ends that contacts the brake shoe. Do I need to use the old ones from my old wheel cylinder? I tried putting the old ones in there and they only go in maybe 1/2", it seems like they should be set further in there with new shoes. Is there something that I am supposed to do in order to compress the new wheel cylinder??
        Asked on 5/14/2012 by Anonymous

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        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Unfortunately we do not have the metal posts for this Tru-Torque Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder (Part No. W51081) available at this time. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance Auto store and our representative would be glad to assist you further.

          Answered on 5/17/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
        • A:

          Use your old posts and No, they will fit fine when you put them in there, they go into the bore just far enough when you install the wheel cylinder.

          Answered on 1/2/2015 by Patzcakes - brakes are fun. :) from Rockford, Illinois
      • Q:

        i installed a new wheel cylinder and now the brake line leaks...the nut on the line is tight...
        Asked on 12/14/2011 by Anonymous from colonial heights , va

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          A:

          If you have a leak where the brake line is attached to the MC, check the banjo fitting(where the fitting is an "O" and a hollow bolt goes through the middle), there should be one copper sealing washer between the fitting and the M/C and another one under the head of the bolt. Be sure to use new washers every time, since they have some crush built into them to conform to the irregularities of the machined surfaces. New washers are inexpensive and you can replace them easily.

          Answered on 12/14/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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