Caravan, Town & Country 2006-2007

Parking Brake Shoes

Print

For rear drum brakes, the rear drum brake shoes serve as the parking brakes. Refer to the procedures under Rear Drum Brakes.

Adjustment



Refer to the Brake Shoes adjustment procedure.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rotor from the hub/bearing.
  6.  
  7. Remove the park brake cable mounting bolt to adapter.
  8.  
  9. Remove the end of the park brake cable from the actuator lever on the adapter.
  10.  
  11. Remove the end of the park brake cable from the adapter. Park brake cable is removed from adapter using a 1/2 wrench slipped over the park brake cable retainer.
  12.  
  13. Remove ABS wheel speed sensor head from hub/bearing.
  14.  
  15. Remove the hub/bearing.
    CAUTION
    Corrosion may occur between the hub/bearing and the axle flange. If this occurs, the hub/bearing will be difficult to remove from the axle and disc brake caliper adapter. If the hub/bearing will not come out by pulling on it by hand, don't not pound on it with a hammer. Pounding on the hub/bearing will damage it. To remove a hub/bearing that is corroded in place, lightly tap the disc brake caliper adapter using a soft-face hammer. This will remove both the caliper adapter and hub/bearing together from the axle.

  16.  
  17. Remove the adapter from the rear axle.
  18.  
  19. Mount the adapter in a vise using the anchor boss for the park brake cable.
  20.  
  21. Remove the lower return spring from the leading and trailing park brake shoes.
  22.  
  23. Remove the hold down spring and pin from the leading park brake shoe.
  24.  
  25. Remove the adjuster from the leading and trailing park brake shoe.
  26.  
  27. Remove the leading park brake shoe from the adapter. Leading brake shoe is removed by rotating the bottom of the brake shoe inward until the top of the brake shoe can be removed from the brake shoe anchor. Then remove the upper return springs from the leading brake shoe.
  28.  
  29. Remove the upper return springs from the trailing park brake shoe.
  30.  
  31. Remove the hold down spring and pin from the trailing park brake shoe.
  32.  
  33. Remove the trailing park brake shoe from the adapter.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Parking brake components

  34.  
  35. Remove the park brake shoe actuator from the adapter and inspect for signs of abnormal wear and binding at the pivot point.
  36.  
  37. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  38.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo