2007 Jeep Compass

Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Verify the parking brake lever is in the fully released position.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    NOTE
    Perform the following steps on each rear drum brake assembly as necessary.

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  7. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.
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  9. Remove the brake drum (4). Refer to Brake Drum, removal & installation.

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    Fig. Exploded view of rear brake drum and related components

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  11. Using a Brake Shoe Gauge C-3919 (1), or equivalent, measure the inside diameter of the brake drum at the center of the shoe contact area. Tighten the Gauge setscrew at this measurement.

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    Fig. Using a Brake Shoe Gauge C-3919 (1), measure the inside diameter of the brake drum at the center of the shoe contact area

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  13. Place the opposite side of the brake shoe gauge (2) over the brake shoes (1), as shown.
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  15. Adjust the shoe diameter to the setting on the gauge. To adjust the shoe diameter, turn the adjuster wheel using a screwdriver inserted through the adjusting hole in the rear of the shoe support plate. Once the tip of the screwdriver contacts the adjuster wheel teeth, move the handle of tool upward using the support plate as a pivot to adjust the shoes outward.

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    Fig. Place the opposite side of the brake shoe gauge (2) over the brake shoes (1), as shown

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  17. If at any time the adjustment needs to be backed off, perform the following:
    1. Remove the plug from the rear of the support plate below the wheel cylinder.
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    3. Insert a small screwdriver through the access hole (2) in the support plate against the lever pawl. The pawl is attached to and pivots from the rear brake shoe.
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    5. While pushing on the pawl with the screwdriver to disengage it from the adjuster wheel teeth, rotate the wheel (1) upward to back off the adjustment using another screwdriver or a brake adjuster tool.

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      Fig. View of rear drum adjuster wheel (1) through the access hole (2)

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  19. Once the shoe diameter is set, remove the tool and install the brake drum (4). Refer to Brake Drum, removal & installation.
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  21. Turn the brake drum. A slight drag should be felt while rotating the drum. If not, repeat the above procedure.
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  23. Install the tire and wheel assembly and tighten the wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  25. After adjusting both rear drum brakes, as necessary, lower the vehicle.
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  27. Apply and release the parking brake lever one time after the adjustment process is completed checking the parking brake operation.
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  29. Road test the vehicle, stopping in both forward and reverse directions. The automatic-adjuster will continue to adjust the brakes during the road test, as necessary.
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.


NOTE
Make sure the parking brake is in the released position before raising the vehicle.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    NOTE
    It may be easier to install the new components on the first side of the vehicle before disassembling the opposite side so it may be used as a reference guide for proper installation.

  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel mounting nuts, then the rear tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove the brake drum (4). Refer to Brake Drum, removal & installation.

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    Fig. Exploded view of rear brake drum and related components

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  9. Remove the lower shoe spring (3).
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  11. Compress and remove the hold-down spring (4) retaining the rear shoe to the support plate.

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    Fig. View of rear drum brake components

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  13. Pull the rear shoe (4) away from the anchor (3) allowing better access to the parking brake cable (2) connection at the lever (1).

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    Fig. Pull the rear shoe away from the anchor allowing better access to the parking brake cable connection at the lever

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  15. Compress the cable return spring, then remove the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
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  17. Compress and remove the hold-down spring (2) retaining the front shoe to the support plate.
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  19. Remove both brake shoes from the wheel cylinder.
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  21. Remove both shoes and the remaining parts as an assembly (3) through the opening between the wheel cylinder (1) and the support plate (3) and hub and bearing (2).

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    Fig. Remove both shoes and the remaining parts as an assembly (3) through the opening between the wheel cylinder (1) and the support plate (3) and hub and bearing (2)

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  23. Place the shoe assembly outboard-side-up on a flat surface.
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  25. Remove the adjuster spring (2) from the leading shoe (3) and the lever pawl (1).
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  27. Remove the lever pawl (1) from the pivot on the rear shoe (5).

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    Fig. Place the shoe assembly outboard-side-up on a flat surface. Remove the adjuster spring from the leading shoe and the lever pawl

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  29. Flip the shoe assembly over to show the inboard side.
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  31. Remove the upper shoe return spring (1).
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  33. Remove the adjuster (5) from the shoes and the parking brake lever (2).

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    Fig. Flip the shoe assembly over to show the inboard side. Remove the upper shoe return spring and the adjuster from the shoes and the parking brake lever

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To install:

  1. Lubricate the shoe contact areas on the support plate and the anchor using MOPAR® Brake Lubricant, or equivalent.
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  3. Lubricate the adjuster screw threads with MOPAR® Brake Lubricant, or equivalent. Turn the adjuster wheel in until it is completely seated.
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  5. Place one front shoe (6) and one rear shoe (3) inboard-side-up on a flat surface. The rear shoe has the parking brake lever attached to it.
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  7. Install the adjuster (5) between the 2 brake shoes, with the adjuster wheel toward the rear. Make sure the wide notch in the rear fork aligns with the parking brake lever (2).
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  9. Install the upper return spring (1), as shown.
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  11. Flip the shoe assembly over to show the outboard side.
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  13. Install the lever pawl (1) onto the pivot located on the rear shoe (5).
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  15. Install the adjuster spring (2) between the front shoe (3) and the lever pawl (1).
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  17. Install the pre-assembled brake shoe assembly (3) through the opening between the wheel cylinder (1) and the support plate hub and bearing.
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  19. Insert the upper tips of the brake shoes into the grooves of the wheel cylinder (1) pistons.
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  21. Position the bottom of the front shoe against the anchor pin (5).
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  23. Install a shoe hold-down pin from the rear through the support plate and the front shoe.
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  25. Compress and install the hold-down spring (2) retaining the front shoe to the support plate.
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  27. Compress the parking brake cable return spring, then carefully install the cable onto the parking brake lever. Release the spring guiding it beneath the retaining tab on the lever.
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  29. Position the bottom of the rear shoe against the anchor pin (5).
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  31. Install a shoe hold-down pin from the rear through the support plate and the rear shoe.
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  33. Compress and install the hold-down spring (4) retaining the rear shoe to the support plate.
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  35. Install the lower shoe spring (3).
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  37. Adjust the brake shoes to the drum diameter using a brake shoe gauge.
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  39. Install the brake drum (4). Refer to Brake Drum, removal & installation.
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  41. Install the tire and wheel assembly and tighten the wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  43. Slowly rotate both rear wheels and verify that the brake drums lightly drag on the shoes. Further adjustments may be done using the adjustment procedure, as necessary.
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  45. Lower the vehicle.
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  47. Road test the vehicle, stopping in both forward and reverse directions. The automatic-adjuster will continue to adjust brakes during the road test, as necessary.
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