Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 4-CYL 1981-1995 Repair Information

Wheel Cylinders

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INSPECTION



For the inspection procedure for the rear brake wheel cylinders, refer to the inspection procedure of the rear brake drum portion of this section.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




WARNING
On vehicles equipped with a Bendix Type 6 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), a Diagnostic Readout Box (DRB or DRB II) is necessary for brake system bleeding. Failure to use a DRB to bleed the system will lead to system failure. Refer to the ABS portion of this section for bleeding procedures and precautions.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the brake drums, as described earlier in this section.
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  5. Visually inspect the wheel cylinder boots for signs of excessive leakage. Replace any boots that are torn or broken.
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A slight amount of fluid on the boots may not be a leak but may be preservative fluid used at the factory.

  1. If a leak has been discovered, remove the brake shoes and check for contamination. Replace the linings if they are soaked with grease or brake fluid.
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  3. Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder.
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  5. Remove the wheel cylinder attaching bolts, then pull the wheel cylinder out of its support.
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To install:
  1. Position the wheel cylinder onto the backing plate and install the retaining nuts to 75 inch lbs. (8.4 Nm).
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  3. Attach the brake line to the wheel cylinder. Start the fitting by hand to prevent crossthreading it in the wheel cylinder. Tighten the brake line fitting to 115-170 inch lbs. (13-19 Nm).
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  5. Install the brake drums and adjust the brake shoes, as described earlier in this section.
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  7. Bleed the brake system, as described earlier in this section.
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