E-Series Vans (1997-2005)
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
To reduce the possibility of uneven braking, always replace rear brake shoes and linings at both ends of an axle.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
Use of a brake drum puller or a torch is not recommended. Brake drum distortion can result.
If the brake drum is rusted to the axle shaft pilot diameter, tap the center of the brake drum between the wheel studs.
Remove and discard the spring nut.
Pull the brake drum off the axle shaft.
If brake drums will not come off, follow these steps.
Using a screwdriver, move the brake shoe adjusting lever off the brake adjuster screw.
Move the adjustment tool handle downward to loosen the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
Use a Brake Adjustment Tool to loosen the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the brake shoes if necessary.