View Full Version : brake spring part #?

04-10-2005, 05:54 PM
I got the Raybestos #, H1162, for the brake hold down spring from the tech tips link here. But when I went to NAPA and they put it in the computer to get their parts # what it gave the, 80215, was the # for a clip rather than a spring. Anyone run into this before or have any other help? The reason I think I need the spring is because one of the rear wheels is sometimes heating up and I'm thinking a weak spring would allow the shoe yo hang up causing the brake to heat up and the rotten millage I've been getting. Thanks in advance...


04-10-2005, 06:01 PM
Oops, almost forgot to tell you it's a 59 Lark V-8.

04-10-2005, 06:48 PM
the hold down spring *is* a clip looking thing. It may be the right part. Look at the illustration on page 309 of your chassis parts book, arrow no. 1101-44-3. If you have coil springs on there now you probably need new stock length "nails" (1101-44-1) as well to make everything work right. There's no real problem with the coil springs, they're just different.

Or are you talking about the *return* spring? (1101-15)

sorry, I don't have any numbers for either...


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04-10-2005, 06:59 PM
I have an old NAPA brake parts book. 80897 is the number for the hold down spring. Nate's right in that it looks like a clip but it's spring steel. The "nail" that it clips to is 80704. They have a number for an "Axle service kit" which would offer enough to do either the front or rear wheels - that number is 80429.

The return springs, are Napa # 80321;)

Miscreant at large.

04-11-2005, 10:21 AM
Thank you, I'll take another look at my service manual and hopefully I or my mechanic will be able to figure this out before my drums get damaged.