REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1, 2 and 3
- Loosen the wheel lug nuts, then raise and support the car. Matchmark the relationship of the wheel to the axle and remove the wheel.
Mark the relationship of the drum to the axle and remove the drum. If it cannot be slipped off easily, try the following:
- Check to see that the parking brake is fully released. If so, the brake shoes are probably locked against the drum. See the Adjustment procedure located under brake pad removal for details on how to back off the adjuster.
- Remove the access hole plug from the backing plate and insert a suitable tool through the hole to push the parking brake lever off its stop. This will allow the shoe linings to retract slightly.
- Insert a punch tool through the hole at the bottom of the splash shield. Tap gently on the tool to loosen the drum.
- Use a rubber mallet to tap gently on the outer rim of the drum.
- To install, reposition the drum making sure to align the matchmarks made during removal.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle
- The lug nut tightening specifications is 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
- After removing the brake drum, wipe out the accumulated dust with a damp cloth.
- Inspect the drums for cracks, deep grooves, roughness, scoring, or out-of-roundness. Replace any drum which is cracked; do not try to weld it up.
- Smooth any slight scores by polishing the friction surface with fine emery cloth. Heavy or extensive scoring will cause excessive lining wear and should be removed from the drum through resurfacing, a job to be referred to your local machine shop or garage. The maximum finished diameter of the drums is 200.64mm. The drum must be replaced if the diameter is 201.40mm or greater.