REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the brake drum and shoes, as outlined earlier in this section.
Do not let the brake fluid contact the brake linings or the linings must be replaced.
- Disconnect and plug the brake tube from the wheel cylinder at the backing plate. The tube will separate from the cylinder when it is removed from the backing plate.
- Remove the wheel cylinder attaching bolts, then remove the wheel cylinder from the backing plate.
Before making the fluid line connections, wipe the end(s) of the lines to remove any foreign matter.
- Position the wheel cylinder on the backing plate, then unplug and finger-tighten the brake line to the cylinder.
- Secure the wheel cylinder to the backing plate, using the attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts to 10-20 ft. lbs. (14-27 Nm).
- Tighten the tube nut fitting to 10-14 ft. lbs. (14-18 Nm) using Tube Nut Wrench 1112-144 or equivalent.
- Install the links 10-inch brakes in the ends of the wheel cylinder, then install the shoes and adjuster assemblies.
- Adjust the brakes. Install the brake drum and wheel and tire assembly.
- Carefully lower the vehicle, then bleed the brake system.