Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Servo Type With Single Anchor

See Figures 1 through 18

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Fig. Fig. 1: Identification of the Chrysler 11 inch rear drum brake components



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Fig. Fig. 2: Lubricate the shoe contact areas on the backing plate



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Fig. Fig. 3: The primary shoe always faces toward the front of the vehicle and has a shorter lining than the secondary shoe



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the adjusting screw (starwheel)-lubricate the threads and the button/washer assembly



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the brake drum from the axle hub



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Fig. Fig. 6: If necessary, clean the brake assembly. Use an approved cleaner and follow all of its directions



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Fig. Fig. 7: Before removing the brake shoe return springs, note how they overlap each other



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Fig. Fig. 8: Use a brake spring removal tool to unhook ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... and remove both upper brake shoe return springs



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Fig. Fig. 10: Push in and turn the shoe retainer 90 degrees ...



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Fig. Fig. 11: ... and remove both retainer, spring and nail assemblies



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Fig. Fig. 12: Disconnect the automatic brake adjuster cable, cable guide and anchor plate



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Fig. Fig. 13: Remove the automatic brake adjuster lever and spring



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Fig. Fig. 14: Remove the upper pivot anchor plate



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Fig. Fig. 15: Spread the upper brake shoe ends, and remove the parking brake strut and spring



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Fig. Fig. 16: Remove the brake shoes as an assembly while disconnecting the parking brake lever



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Fig. Fig. 17: View of disassembled rear drum brake components



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Fig. Fig. 18: Overall view of properly installed brake shoes and components

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel, drum retaining clips and the brake drum.
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  5. Remove the brake shoe return springs, noting how the secondary spring overlaps the primary spring.
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  7. Remove the brake shoe retainer, springs and nails.
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  9. Disconnect the automatic adjuster cable from the anchor and unhook it from the lever. Remove the cable, cable guide, and anchor plate.
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  11. Remove the spring and lever from the shoe web.
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  13. Spread the anchor ends of the primary and secondary shoes and remove the parking brake spring and strut.
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  15. Disconnect the parking brake cable and remove the brake assembly.
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  17. Remove the primary and secondary brake shoe assemblies and the star adjuster as an assembly. Block the wheel cylinders to retain the pistons.
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  19. Measure the drum as described under Front Brakes.
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To install:
  1. Apply a thin coat of lubricant to the support platforms.
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  3. Attach the parking brake lever to the back side of the secondary shoe.
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  5. Place the primary and secondary shoes in their relative positions on a workbench.
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  7. Lubricate the adjuster screw threads. Install it between the primary and secondary shoes with the star wheel next to the secondary shoe. The star wheels are stamped with an L (left) and R (right).
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  9. Overlap the ends of the primary and second brake shoes and install the adjusting spring and lever at the anchor end.
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  11. Hold the shoes in position and install the parking brake cable into the lever.
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  13. Install the parking brake strut and spring between the parking brake lever and primary shoe.
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  15. Place the brake shoes on the support and install the retainer nails and springs.
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  17. Install the anchor pin plate.
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  19. Install the eye of the adjusting cable over the anchor pin and install the return spring between the anchor pin and primary shoe.
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  21. Install the cable guide in the secondary shoe and install the secondary return spring. Be sure that the primary spring overlaps the secondary spring.
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  23. Position the adjusting cable in the groove of the cable guide and engage the hook of the cable in the adjusting lever.
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  25. Install the brake drum and retaining clips. Install the wheel and tire.
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  27. Adjust the brakes and road test the van.
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Bendix Duo-Servo Type

See Figures 19 through 25

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Fig. Fig. 19: Exploded view of the Bendix Duo-Servo rear drum brakes



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Fig. Fig. 20: Removing the shoe-to-shoe spring on Bendix brakes



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Fig. Fig. 21: Removing the shoe hold-down springs on Bendix brakes



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Fig. Fig. 22: View of the Bendix shoe hold-down spring and hold-down pin relationship



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Fig. Fig. 23: Removing Bendix rear brake shoes



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Fig. Fig. 24: View of the Bendix backing plate and guide pads-lubricate the guide pads (dotted areas)



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Fig. Fig. 25: View of a properly assembled Bendix rear drum brake

  1. Unhook and remove the adjusting lever return spring.
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  3. Remove the lever from the lever pivot pin.
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  5. Unhook the adjuster lever from the adjuster cable.
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  7. Unhook the upper shoe-to-shoe spring.
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  9. Unhook and remove the shoe hold-down springs.
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  11. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
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  13. Remove the shoes with the lower shoe-to-shoe spring and star wheel as an assembly.
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To install:
  1. The pivot screw and adjusting nut on the left side have left-hand threads and right-hand threads on the right side.
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  3. Lubricate and assemble the star wheel assembly. Lubricate the guide pads on the support plates.
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  5. Assemble the star wheel, lower shoe-to-shoe spring, and the primary and secondary shoes. Position this assembly on the support plate.
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  7. Install and hook the hold-down springs.
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  9. Install the upper shoe-to-shoe spring.
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  11. Install the cable and retaining clip.
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  13. Position the adjuster lever return spring on the pivot (green springs on left brakes and red springs on right brakes).
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  15. Install the adjuster lever. Route the adjuster cable and connect it to the adjuster.
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  17. Install the brake drum and adjust the brakes.
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