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