REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 12
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!
- Disconnect the battery negative cable.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the brake drum.
- Remove the upper and lower springs from the brake shoes.
- Remove the anti rattle spring and brake shoe adjustment strut.
- Remove the primary and secondary brake shoe hold down springs by turning hold down pins and removing shoes from vehicle.
- Remove clip securing parking brake shoe lever to secondary shoe.
- Remove parking brake cable from lever.
- Remove hold down pins from brake backing plate.
- Inspect all components for damage from heat and stress. Replace components as necessary. Lubricate all contact points on the backing plate with grease.
- Install the hold down pins on the backing plate.
- Install the parking brake cable to parking brake shoe lever.
- Install clip securing parking brake shoe lever to secondary shoe.
- 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.
- Install brake adjustment strut and anti-rattle spring.
- Install upper and lower return springs to primary and secondary brake shoes.
- Install brake drum and tighten spindle nut to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm), then stake in place.
- Install wheel and tire.
- Lower vehicle.
- Press brake pedal 3-5 times to adjust the brake shoe clearance.
- Check to ensure the brake drum is free from dragging and proper braking is obtained.