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    2007 Jeep Compass

    Brake Shoes

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    Adjustment



    The parking brake shoes used in the drum-in-hat park brake system do not automatically adjust to compensate for brake shoe lining wear. Therefore, it is necessary to manually adjust the parking brake shoes.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Verify the parking brake lever is in the released (down) position.
    4.  
    5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    6.  
    7. Remove the rear wheel.
    8.  
    9. Install a couple wheel mounting nuts to hold the brake rotor in place while adjustment of the brake shoes is made.
      NOTE
      To find the adjuster wheel with the rotor drum in place, position the site hole (1) in the front of the rotor drum to view the adjuster wheel. For the left side, position the site hole at 7 o'clock. For the right side, position the site hole at 5 o'clock.


      NOTE
      When adjusting the parking brake shoes with the drum-in hat rotor installed, rotating the adjuster wheel (2) upward will loosen the adjustment. Rotating the adjuster wheel (2) downward will tighten the adjustment.

    10.  
    11. Remove the rubber plug from the hole (1) in the front of the rotor.
    12.  
    13. Utilizing the hole (1) in the front of the rotor, make a fine adjustment of the shoes.
    14.  
    15. Reinstall the rubber plug.

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      Fig. Utilizing the hole in the front of the rotor, make any adjustment of the shoes, as necessary

    16.  
    17. Lower the vehicle far enough to access the interior of the vehicle.
    18.  
    19. Reach inside the vehicle and cycle (fully apply and release) the park brakes.
    20.  
    21. With the parking brake lever in the fully applied (up) position, attempt to hand rotate each rear brake rotor to ensure that the parking brake shoes are working properly.
    22.  
    23. With the parking brake lever in the released (down) position, hand rotate each rear brake rotor to ensure that the parking brake shoes are not dragging.
    24.  
    25. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    26.  
    27. Remove the wheel mounting nuts and install the tire and wheel assembly. Install and tighten the wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
    28.  
    29. Lower the vehicle.
    30.  

    Removal & Installation



    With Rear Brake Drums

    Specific to:

    Jeep Compass 2007-2009

    Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

    The rear drum brake shoes function as the parking brake shoes. Refer to Rear Drum Brakes, Brake Shoes, removal & installation.

    With Rear Disc Brakes

    Specific to:

    Jeep Compass 2007-2009

    Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the rear wheel.
    6.  
    7. Remove the caliper assembly. Refer to Rear Disc Brakes, Brake Caliper, removal & installation.
    8.  
    9. Remove any clips from the wheel studs and remove the brake rotor.
    10.  
    11. Turn the brake shoe adjuster wheel until the adjuster is at the shortest length.
    12.  
    13. Remove the upper return spring (1) from the anchor pin (3) and rear brake shoe.
    14.  
    15. Remove the second upper return spring (2) from the anchor pin (3) and front brake shoe.

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      Fig. Remove the upper return springs (1, 2) from the anchor pin (3) and brake shoes-Parking brake assembly

    16.  
    17. Remove the brake shoe hold-down springs and pins. Rotate the pins 90° to disengage and remove.
    18.  
    19. Remove the parking brake cable from the lever on the rear parking brake shoe.
    20.  
    21. Remove the brake shoes (2, 6), adjuster (5), and lower return spring (3) as an assembly from the support plate.
    22.  
    23. If necessary, remove the strut (1).
    24.  
    25. Remove the lower return spring (3) and adjuster (5) from the shoes (2, 6).

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      Fig. Exploded view of the LEFT side parking brake assembly-right side is a mirror image

    26.  

    To install:

    1. Install the lower return spring and adjuster between the parking brake shoes. The rear shoe will have the lever mounted on the inside. Make sure the threaded portion of the adjuster is mounted to the left on both right and left side parking brake assemblies.
    2.  
    3. If necessary, place the strut above the hub on the vehicle. The curved end of the strut is positioned to the rear.
    4.  
    5. Install the assembled brake shoes, adjuster, and lower return spring over the hub and onto the support plate and anchor. Be sure to install the strut between the front shoe and the lever on the rear shoe.
    6.  
    7. Install the parking brake cable onto the lever on the parking brake shoe.
    8.  
    9. Install the brake hold-down springs and pins. Rotate the pins 90° to engage.
    10.  
    11. Install the front upper return spring holding the front brake shoe and the anchor pin.
    12.  
    13. Install the front upper return spring holding the rear brake shoe and the anchor pin.
    14.  
    15. Using Brake Shoe Gauge C-3919, or equivalent, measure the inside diameter of parking brake drum portion of the rotor. Set the Gauge.
    16.  
    17. Place the Gauge over the parking brake shoes at the widest point.
    18.  
    19. Using the adjuster wheel, adjust the parking brake shoes until the linings on both parking brake shoes just touch the jaws on the Gauge.

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      Fig. Adjust the parking brake shoes (1) until linings touch the jaws of Brake Shoe Gauge C-3919 (2)

    20.  
    21. Install the rear brake rotor and install a couple wheel mounting nuts to hold it in place while a final adjustment is made.
      NOTE
      To find the adjuster wheel with the rotor drum in place, position the site hole in the front of the rotor drum to view the adjuster wheel. For the left side, position the site hole at 7 o'clock. For the right side, position the site hole at 5 o'clock.


      NOTE
      When adjusting the parking brake shoes with the drum-in hat rotor installed, rotating the adjuster wheel upward will loosen the adjustment. Rotating the adjuster wheel downward will tighten the adjustment.

    22.  
    23. Remove the rubber plug from the hole in the front of the rotor.
    24.  
    25. Utilizing the hole in the front of the rotor, make a final adjustment of the shoes, as necessary.
    26.  
    27. Reinstall the rubber plug.

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      Fig. Utilizing the hole in the front of the rotor, make any adjustment of the shoes, as necessary

    28.  
    29. Remove the wheel mounting nuts and finish installing the brake rotor as well as all other components removed to access it. Refer to Refer to Rear Disc Brakes, Brake Caliper, removal & installation.
    30.  
    31. Lower the vehicle.
    32.  
    33. Cycle the parking brake lever once, verifying proper operation of the parking brake.
    34.  

     
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