Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 8



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Fig. Fig. 1: Spring and clevis positioning on the rear drum brake assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Lubrication points of the rear drum brake assembly

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies and the brake drums.
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A spray-type brake cleaning fluid allows a cleaner job and may be necessary to remove brake dust and leaking fluid that has accumulated on the brake assembly.

  1. Remove the tension pins by pushing the retainer spring and turning them.
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  3. Lower the brake shoe assembly and remove the lower return spring.
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  5. Remove the brake shoe assembly.
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  7. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever.
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  9. Remove the upper return spring, self-adjuster lever and self-adjuster spring. Separate the brake shoes.
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  11. Remove the wave washer, parking brake lever and pivot pin from the brake shoe by removing the U-clip.
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Fig. Fig. 3: A can of fast-evaporating brake cleaner is useful for cutting down the mess before disassembly



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the tension pins is accomplished by depressing the retainer spring (in left hand) and turning