Astro, Safari 1997-2005

Brake Drums

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Removal & Installation




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.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove brake drum. If the drum will not pull of the axle, use a rubber mallet and tap it around the edge.
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To install:

  1. Install drum on the axle.
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  3. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Refill the master cylinder and pump pedal to attain full brake pedal before road-testing the vehicle.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum. If the drum will not pull of the axle, use a rubber mallet and tap it around the edge.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the drum on the axle and install the wheel and tire assembly.
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  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Refill the master cylinder and pump pedal to attain full brake pedal before road-testing the vehicle.
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