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.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies and the brake drums.
  4.  

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



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Fig. Fig. 5: The lower return spring must be detached to remove the brake shoes



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the lower return spring once uncliped and set it aside



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Fig. Fig. 7: Here the brake shoe assembly detached from its mounting but still connected to the emergency brake cable



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Fig. Fig. 8: The complete brake shoe assembly and the wheel cylinder which actuates it

To install:
  1. Apply brake cylinder grease to the sliding surface of the pivot pin and insert the pin into the brake shoe.
  2.  
  3. Install the parking brake lever and wave washer on the pivot pin and secure with the U-clip.
  4.  

Pinch the U-clip securely to prevent the pivot pin from coming out of the brake shoe.

  1. Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
  2.  
  3. Apply grease on each sliding surface of the brake backing plate.
  4.  

Do not allow grease to come in contact with the brake linings. Grease will contaminate the linings and reduce stopping power.

  1. Clean the threaded portions of the clevis of the adjuster bolt. Coat the threads with grease. Turn the adjuster bolt to shorten the clevis.
  2.  
  3. Hook the adjuster spring to the adjuster lever first, then to the brake shoe.
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  5. Install the adjuster bolt/clevis assembly and the upper return spring.
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  7. Install the brake shoes to the backing plate.
  8.  
  9. Install the lower return spring, the tension pins and retaining springs.
  10.  
  11. Turn the adjuster bolt to force the brake shoes out until the brake drum will not easily go on. Back off the adjuster bolt just enough that the brake drum will go on and turn easily.
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  13. Install the wheel and tire assemblies and lower the vehicle.
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  15. Depress the brake pedal several times to set the self-adjusting brake. Adjust the parking brake.
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