Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Wheel Cylinder

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CAUTION
Brake shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

When the brake drums are removed, carry out an inspection of the wheel cylinder boots for cuts, tears, cracks, or leaks. If any of these are present, the wheel cylinder should be replaced.

Preservative fluid is used during assembly; its presence in small quantities does not indicate a leak.

  1. Remove the brake shoes and check them. Replace them if they are soaked with grease or brake fluid.
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  3. Detach the brake hose.
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  5. Unfasten the wheel cylinder attachment bolts and slide the wheel cylinder off its support.
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To install:
  1. Install the wheel cylinder on its support.
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  3. Attach the jumper tube to the wheel cylinder. Install the brake hose on the frame bracket. Connect the brake line to the hose. Connect the end of the brake hose. Connect the end of the brake hose through the end of the stand-off. Attach the jumper tube to the brake hose and attach the hose to the stand-off.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosen the wheel cylinder retaining bolts from behind the brake backing plate



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a wrench of the correct size to loosen the brake line fitting from the wheel cylinder



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of a common wheel cylinder assembly

 
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