Adjustment can be made with a standard brake gauge or with adjusting tool. Adjustment is performed with the complete brake assembly installed on the backing plate. Refer to Rear Drum Brake Adjustments.
Refer to the Parking Brake Cable adjustment procedure.
Removal & Installation
The cross-section of the rear disc rotor resembles a top hat; the center section is actually a small brake drum. This assembly is often referred to as -drum in hat-. Drum in hat parking brakes are dual shoe, internal expanding units with an external adjusting mechanism and are mechanically operated via a cable attached to the parking brake pedal.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel.
- Remove the disc brake caliper.
- Remove the caliper adapter.
- Remove the disc brake rotor.
- Disengage the park brake cable from behind the rotor assembly to allow easier disassembly of the park brake shoes.
- Remove the axleshaft.
- Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.
- Reassemble the rear park brake shoes.
- Install the axleshaft.
- Install park brake cable to the lever behind the support plate.
- Adjust the rear brake shoes.
- Install the disc brake rotor.
- Install the disc brake caliper adapter.
- Install the disc brake caliper.
- Install the wheel.
- Remove support and lower the vehicle.