GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Brake Backing Plate

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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.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. To remove the wheel, loosen all the lug nuts at least one full turn, before raising the car.
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  5. Raise and safely support the car.
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  7. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  9. Remove the brake drum, shoes and springs as previously described.
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  11. Unsecure the brake line from the wheel cylinder, then remove the wheel cylinder.
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  13. Remove the parking brake cable.
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  15. Remove the hub and bearing assembly.
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  17. Remove the backing plate.
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To install:
  1. Install the backing plate to axle.
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  3. Install the hub and bearing assembly.
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  5. Connect the parking brake cable to the backing plate.
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  7. Install the wheel cylinder, following the procedures outlined.
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  9. Install the brake components.
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  11. Adjust and bleed the rear brakes.
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  13. Adjust the parking brake cables.
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  15. Install the wheel and tire assembly, hand-tighten the lug nuts.
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  17. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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