300, 300C & Magnum 2006-2008, Charger 2006-2008

Parking Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



  1. Place parking brake lever in -full released- position.
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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel.
    NOTE
    Through the access hole, rotate the adjuster star wheel in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum. Left brake: rotate star-wheel toward rear of vehicle. Right brake: rotate starwheel toward front of vehicle.



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    Fig. Adjuster access hole

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  7. Using an appropriate tool, turn adjuster starwheel until wheel will not rotate.
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  9. Back off adjuster six detents (teeth).
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  11. Rotate wheel, checking for light drag. If drag is too heavy, continue to back off adjuster one detent at a time until light drag is present. Do not back off star-wheel more than 17 detents from wheel lock.
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  13. Install access plug.
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  15. Adjust opposite wheel parking brake shoes using same method.
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  17. Lower vehicle.
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  19. Apply and release parking brake lever once to ensure proper operation of parking brakes.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    NOTE
    The following procedure may be used to remove shoes on either side of the vehicle.

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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Remove rear hub and bearing.

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    Fig. Parking brake

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  7. Completely back off parking brake shoe adjustment.
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  9. Remove parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
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  11. Remove shoe adjuster.
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  13. Remove upper brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
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  15. Remove upper shoe from return spring and shoe actuator lever.
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  17. Remove return spring from lower shoe.

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    Fig. Removing actuator lever

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  19. Remove shoe actuator lever from end of cable.
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  21. Remove lower brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
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  23. Remove lower shoe.
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  25. Inspect springs, adjuster, lever and aluminum shoe anchor pin for wear or damage. Replace as necessary.
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To install:


NOTE
The following procedure may be used to install shoes on either side of the vehicle.


NOTE
Inspect springs, adjuster, lever and aluminum shoe anchor pin for wear or damage prior to installation. Replace as necessary.

  1. Install lower brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support.
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  3. Install lower shoe against support plate.
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  5. Install lower brake shoe hold-down clip.
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  7. Install shoe actuator lever on end of parking brake cable. Make sure actuator lever is positioned with word -UP- facing outward.
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  9. Install return spring to lower shoe.
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  11. Install upper shoe against support plate and onto shoe actuator lever.
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  13. Install upper brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and upper shoe.
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  15. Install upper brake shoe hold-down clip.
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  17. Attach return spring to upper shoe.
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  19. Install shoe adjuster. Place end of adjuster with star wheel upward.
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  21. Install parking brake shoe adjuster spring.

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    Fig. Measuring inside diameter of parking brake drum

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  23. Using Brake Shoe Gauge, Special Tool C-3919, or equivalent, measure inside diameter of parking brake drum portion of rotor.
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  25. Place Gauge over parking brake shoes at widest point.

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    Fig. Measuring brake shoes at the widest point

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  27. Using adjuster star wheel, adjust parking brake shoes until linings on both park brake shoes just touch jaws on gauge. This will give a good preliminary adjustment of parking brake shoes, before a final adjustment is made at end of this procedure.
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  29. Install hub and bearing with wheel speed sensor as well as all components necessary to access it.
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  31. Lower vehicle.
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  33. Perform final adjustment of parking brake shoes.
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