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
- Jack up your vehicle and support it with jack stands.
- Remove the brake drums as previously outlined.
- Visually inspect the wheel cylinder boots for signs of excessive leakage. Replace any boots that are torn or broken.
A slight amount of fluid on the boots may not be a leak but may be preservative fluid used at the factory.
- 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.
- Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder.
- Remove the wheel cylinder attaching bolts, then pull the wheel cylinder out of its support.
- Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the wheel cylinder mounting bolts to 75 inch lbs. and the brake line connection to 115170 inch lbs.
- Bleed the brake system.