AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Brake Drums

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Release the parking brake before attempting rear drum removal.

  1. Remove the wheel cover and loosen the lug nuts. Remove the cotter key and the axle shaft nut.
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If the car is equipped with styled wheels, it will be necessary to raise the car and remove the wheel first.

  1. Block the front wheels, raise the car, and support it with jackstands.
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CAUTION
Be sure that the car is securely supported.

  1. Remove the wheel.
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  3. Unfasten the three screws which secure the brake drum and withdraw the drum.
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WARNING
Do not depress the brake pedal once the drum has been removed.

  1. Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal.
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INSPECTION



Rear drum inspection procedures and specifications are identical to those given in the front drum brake inspection procedure in this section.

 
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