REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 14
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the brake drum.
- Remove the brake shoe retracting springs and the anti-rattle spring.
- Using an appropriate tool, depress and twist the retainer cups 1 / 4 turn, and carefully remove them, along with the brake shoe hold-down springs and pins.
- Pull the brake shoes away from the backing plate and remove.
- If necessary, remove the parking brake levers by disengaging the cables and loosening the retainers.
- Clean the brake backing plate.
- Lubricate the backing plates brake shoe contact areas with a suitable high temperature grease.
Synthetic brake caliper grease also works well for drum brake shoe installation.
- Install the brake shoe upper retracting spring on the primary (front) brake shoe. Position the primary brake shoe on the backing plate and install the hold-down pin, spring and retainer cup. Using an appropriate tool, depress the cup and rotate it 1 / 4 turn to lock it in place.
- Connect the upper retracting spring to the secondary (rear) brake shoe and position the shoe against the backing plate.
- Install the secondary brake shoe hold-down pin, spring and retainer cup.
- Install the anti-rattle spring and the lower brake shoe retracting spring.
The self-adjuster is part of the rear brake operating lever.
- Set the self-adjuster to the fully released position. Place a suitable tool against the adjuster cam and push it to the released position.
- Install the brake drum and properly adjust the wheel bearing preload.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.
- Push the brake pedal several times to set the self-adjuster.
- Check the brake system for proper operation.
See Figures 15 and 16
- Check the brake shoe linings for peeling, cracks or extremely uneven wear.
- Use a Vernier caliper to measure the lining thickness.
- If the lining thickness is less than 0.04 in. (1.0mm), replace the brake shoes.
- If there is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, replace the shoes.
Brake shoes must be replaced in complete sets. When replacement is required on one side of the vehicle, be sure to also replace the brake shoes on the opposite side.