REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the wheel.
- Remove the push-on nuts, if equipped.
It may be necessary to back off the brake shoe adjustment in order to remove the brake drum. This is because the drum might be grooved or worn from being in service for an extended period of time.
- If the brake drum will not slide off the hub easily, remove the brake adjusting hole cover from the backing plate. Insert a screwdriver and a Brake Adjustment Tool (D81L-1103-C) or equivalent.
- Disengage the brake shoe adjusting lever and loosen the brake adjuster screw.
- Remove the brake drum.
- If the inside of the drum has a coating of rust or a ridge, clean it with a piece of coarse sandpaper before installation.
- Before installing a new brake drum, be sure to remove any protective coating with brake cleaner or a suitable fast-drying cleaner.
- Install the brake drum.
- Adjust the brakes.
- Install the wheel.
- Lower the vehicle.
Check that there are no cracks or chips in the braking surface. Excessive bluing indicates overheating and a replacement drum is needed. The drum can be machined to remove minor damage and to establish a rounded braking surface on a warped drum. Never exceed the maximum oversize of the drum when machining the braking surface. The maximum inside diameter is stamped on the rim of the drum.