When inspecting the cylinders for leakage, just lift the outer lip of the boot and check for fluid. A slight moistness, usually covered with brake dust, is normal. Any sign of wetness or running fluid is cause for immediate replacement.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- If equipped with an air bag, disconnect the negative battery cable and properly disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), as detailed in Chassis Electrical .
- Remove the brake drum and shoes.
- Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder. Plug the line.
- Remove the 2 wheel cylinder retaining nuts on the inboard side of the backing plate; remove the wheel cylinder.
- Install the cylinder; tighten the nuts to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
- Connect the brake line and tighten the fitting to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
- Install the brake shoes and drum.
- Bleed the brakes.
- Install the wheel; lower the car to the ground.
- If equipped, enable the SRS system and connect the negative battery cable.