Brake pads may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly and the brake drum.
- Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder.
- Remove the brake shoe assembly and the wheel cylinder.
- Compress the prongs on the parking brake cable retainer, so they can pass through the hole in the brake backing plate. Pull the cable through the backing plate hole.
- Remove the axle shaft. Refer to the procedure in Drive Train .
- Remove the backing plate.
- Install the backing plate and tighten the bolts to 20-39 ft. lbs. (28-54 Nm).
- Install the axle shaft.
- Insert the parking brake cable through the backing plate hole until the retainer prongs expand. The prongs must be securely locked in place.
- Install the wheel cylinder and the brake shoe assembly.
- Adjust the brake shoes and install the brake drum. Bleed the brake system.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.