Removal & Installation
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Release the parking brake.
- Remove the rear wheels.
- Use chalk to mark the brake drum to one of the wheel studs as an index mark for reinstallation.
- Remove the retaining screw that holds the brake drum to the axle flange.
- Pull the brake drum from the axle flange.
- Align the index mark and install the brake drum to the axle flange.
- Install the retaining screw to secure the brake drum to the axle flange.
- Install the rear wheels.