GM Camaro 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Brake Drums

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
Brake shoes 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.

  1. Raise and support the car.
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  3. Remove the wheel or wheels.
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  5. Pull the brake drum off. It may be necessary to gently tap the rear edges of the drum to start it off the studs.
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  7. If extreme resistance to removal is encountered, it will be necessary to retract the adjusting screw. Knock out the access hole in the backing plate and turn the adjuster to retract the linings away from the drum.
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  9. Install a replacement hole cover before reinstalling drum.
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  11. Install the drums in the same position on the hub as removed.
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DRUM INSPECTION



  1. Check the drums for any cracks, scores, grooves, or an out-of-round condition. Replace if cracked. Slight scores can be removed with fine emery cloth while extensive scoring requires turning the drum on a lathe.
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  3. Never have a drum turned more than 0.060 in. (1.524mm).
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