REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the two brake drum retaining screws.
- Pull the brake drum from the hub.
- If the drum will not come off, insert the screws in the other screw holes in the drum and tighten the screws. This should unseat the drum and make it easier to remove.
- Inspect the drum and refinish or replace, as necessary. If refinishing, check the maximum inside diameter specification.
- If necessary, adjust the brake shoes to fit the brake drum.
- Place the brake drum on the hub.
- Install the two brake drum retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 89-123 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Check the brake system for proper operation.
See Figure 4
- Use denatured alcohol to clean any dust, brake fluid or other contaminants from the drum.
- Visually inspect the inside surface of the drum for scratches and uneven or abnormal wear.
- Resurface the drum if the damage is minor and replace the drum if the damage is excessive.
- Measure the inside diameter of the drum with a brake drum micrometer.
Make sure to check the drum-to-shoe contact after repairing or replacing the drum.
- If the drum diameter exceeds 7.91 inches (201.0mm), replace the drum.