GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 12



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the lower brake shoe return spring



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the anti-rattle spring



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the brake shoe hold down springs



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the parking brake lever from the cable



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Fig. Fig. 5: Rear brake shoe assembly



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Fig. Fig. 6: Lubricating the contact points with grease



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Fig. Fig. 7: Installing the brake shoe hold down springs



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Fig. Fig. 8: Installing the brake adjustment strut


CAUTION
Brake shoes 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, us a commercially available brake cleaning fluid!

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the brake drum.
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  7. Remove the upper and lower springs from the brake shoes.
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  9. Remove the anti rattle spring and brake shoe adjustment strut.
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  11. Remove the primary and secondary brake shoe hold down springs by turning hold down pins and removing shoes from vehicle.
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  13. Remove clip securing parking brake shoe lever to secondary shoe.
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  15. Remove parking brake cable from lever.
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  17. Remove hold down pins from brake backing plate.
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Fig. Fig. 9: Installing the anti-rattle spring



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Fig. Fig. 10: Installing the upper return spring



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Fig. Fig. 11: Installing the lower return spring



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Fig. Fig. 12: Drum brake components

To install:
  1. Inspect all components for damage from heat and stress. Replace components as necessary. Lubricate all contact points on the backing plate with grease.
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  3. Install the hold down pins on the backing plate.
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  5. Install the parking brake cable to parking brake shoe lever.
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  7. Install clip securing parking brake shoe lever to secondary shoe.
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  9. Install primary and secondary brake shoes to vehicle and secure with hold down springs. Position hold down spring on hold down pins and turn pins downward.
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  11. Install brake adjustment strut and anti-rattle spring.
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  13. Install upper and lower return springs to primary and secondary brake shoes.
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  15. Install brake drum and tighten spindle nut to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm), then stake in place.
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  17. Install wheel and tire.
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  19. Lower vehicle.
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  21. Press brake pedal 3-5 times to adjust the brake shoe clearance.
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  23. Check to ensure the brake drum is free from dragging and proper braking is obtained.
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