REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Raise and support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the parking brake cable from the rear caliper assembly.
- Remove the caliper assembly from the bracket and support with a piece of wire. Do not distort the flexible hose.
- Remove the caliper bracket, and place aside.
- Remove the rotor from the hub assembly.
- Remove the hub assembly. Refer to the procedure in Suspension & Steering for removal and installation steps.
- Inspect the spindle for excessive wear and replace if needed.
- Place paper or a plastic sleeve over the spindle to protect it during backing plate removal and installation.
- Remove the retainer bolts securing the backing plate to the rear differential housing.
- Lift off the backing plate, and remove the seal from the rear of the plate, if equipped.
- Apply a new seal to the backing plate, then position the backing plate to the rear differential, aligning the holes in the plate with the holes in the housing.
- Install the backing plate retainer bolts and tighten to 13-16 ft. lbs. (17-21 Nm).
- Install the hub assembly.
- Install the rotor and caliper bracket.
- Install the caliper and parking brake cable. Adjust the brake shoes if equipped with Duo-Servo rear brakes.
- Install the rear wheels, and lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal to seat the brake pads.