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Do you have drum or disc brakes in the rear? If you have drum brakes, get a small drum brake tool kit available at the auto parts stores. They are usually pretty cheap and will help getting all those springs in place.
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you should need a 1/2 socket for the caliper bolts, and i think 13/16 for the caliper bracket bolts, and a c-clamp and something to lay across the pistons in the caliper to re-compress them. thats it. and a 7/8 socket for the lug nuts.
you will need a few sockets, metric most likely(havent done brakes on mine). I would recommend a drain plug wrench so as too release pressure when pushing the piston back. If you do i would recommend priming the line, otherwise(when you have the caliper off) put one of the old brake pads on the piston. then apply the c clamp to the old pad and the other side of the caliper, and tighten. They are zero clearance and will adjust the first time you apply brake pressure. If you do prime the brakes, remember to not get any brake fluid on the body of the truck, it will destroy your paint. Also for bout the first 500 miles try not to slam on the brakes(ok if you have ceramic pads), it could cause the rotor to heat up before the pads seat, causing hard spots and damaging the pads. Also, are you either putting on new rotors or having them refinished? Dont put new pads on old rotors. hope that helps.
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the e-brake shoes are located on the inside of the rotor but i have never had a problem getting the rotor off due to the shoes, but there is usually a push on nut on one of the studs, you will have to get that off before the rotor.