Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Rear Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: After removing all of the brake components, disconnect the cable from the operating arm



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Fig. Fig. 2: Compress the retaining fingers to remove the cable from the backing plate-a wrench works well

1967-72 Models
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Release the brake and remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum.
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  7. Remove the brake shoe return springs.
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  9. Remove the brake shoe retaining springs.
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  11. Remove the brake shoes, strut and spring from the support plate.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the brake cable from the operating arm.
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  15. Compress the retainers on the end of the brake cable housing and remove the cables from the brake support plate.
  16.  
  17. Remove the retaining bolt and nut from the brake cable bracket and clips at the front bracket.
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  19. Disconnect the brake cable at the equalizer bar.
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  21. Remove the cable assembly.
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  23. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the brakes.
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1973-88 Models
  1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drums.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake shoe return springs.
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  9. Remove the brake shoe retaining springs.
  10.  
  11. Remove the shoes, strut and spring from the support plate.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the cable from the operating arm.
  14.  
  15. Compress the retainers on the end of the cable housing and remove the cable from the support plate.
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  17. Move the retaining clip out at the crossmember.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the brake cable from the equalizer.
  20.  
  21. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the brakes.
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ADJUSTMENT



All Models

See Figures 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 3: Handbrake adjustment point for 1967-69 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: Hold the cable end while turning the adjusting screw on the parking brake cable

  1. Adjust the service brakes by making a few stops in reverse.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Release the parking brake lever and loosen the cable adjusting nut to be sure that the cable is slack.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the cable adjusting nut until a slight drag is felt while rotating the wheels.
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  9. Loosen the cable adjusting nut until the wheels can be rotated freely, then back off the cable adjusting nut two turns.
  10.  
  11. Apply the parking brake several times, then release it and check to be sure that the rear wheels rotate freely.
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See Figures 5 through 10

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Fig. Fig. 5: Brake Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 6: Brake Specifications (cont.)



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Fig. Fig. 7: Troubleshooting the Brake System



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Fig. Fig. 8:



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Fig. Fig. 9: Troubleshooting the Brake System(cont.)



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Fig. Fig. 10: Troubleshooting the Brake System(cont.)

 
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