GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1998 Vehicles Only

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  3. Remove the rear brake rotor.
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  5. Rotate the parking brake adjusting nut until the adjuster is in the closed or fully seated position.
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  7. Remove the parking brake shoe retaining spring.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Parking brake shoe mounting

  1. Remove the parking brake shoe assembly
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To install
  1. Install the parking brake shoe assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing the parking brake shoe assembly

  1. Install the parking brake shoe retaining spring.
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  3. Adjust the parking brake shoe-to-drum clearance.
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  5. Install the rear brake rotor.
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  7. Install the rear wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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ADJUSTMENT



Adjustments are usually not required after replacing the parking brake lever or cables. The parking brake is adjusted automatically by pulling on the parking brake lever.


WARNING
Never operate the parking brake lever with the rotor removed.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear brake rotor.
  4.  
  5. Check for excessive scoring or wear. If found, replace the rotor. Do not refinish the parking brake surface.
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If the gap between the adjuster nut and screw exceeds 4mm during the adjustment procedure, the brake shoe assembly must be replaced.

  1. Use Drum-to-Brake Shoe Clearance gauge J 21177-A, or equivalent to adjust the parking brake shoe-to-drum clearance.
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  3. Center the brake shoe.
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  5. Measure the brake shoe lining diameter across the horizontal center line using the clearance gauge tool. The diameter should measure 189.6-189.8mm.
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  7. Install the brake rotor.
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  9. Install two lug nuts to retain the rotor and secure them hand-tight. Do not overtighten.
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  11. Cycle the parking brake lever three times.
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  13. Rotate the rotor and check for drag. If drag is found, recheck and adjust the shoe-to-drum clearance.
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  15. Install the rotor and wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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