REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Brake shoes contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
- Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
- Back off the adjusters all the way.
- Remove the drums and hubs.
- Install wheel cylinder clamps to retain the wheel cylinder pistons in place and prevent leakage of brake fluid while replacing the shoes.
- Remove the return springs with a brake spring removed tool.
- Remove the adjuster cable, cable guide, adjuster lever and adjuster springs.
- Remove the holddown clips or springs and remove the brake shoes.
- Check the wheel cylinders for leakage. Pull back the dust covers. If there is fluid present behind the dust cover the wheel cylinder must be rebuilt or replaced.
- Clean the backing plate with a brush or cloth. Place a dab of molybdenum disulfide grease on each spot where the shoes rub the backing plate.
Always replace brake lining in axle sets. Never replace linings on one side.
- Install the guide and self-adjuster cable on the anchor pin.
- Install the shoes, one at a time, on the backing plate and secure them with the holddown springs, pins and retainers.
- Install the cross-strut and spring.
- Install the star wheel adjuster, spring and lever.
- Install the return springs.
- Make sure that the brake shoe surfaces are clean and free from any contamination.
- Perform the initial brake shoe adjustment, outlined at the beginning of this section.
- Install the hubs, drums and wheels, lower the truck and check brake operation. Drive the Jeep in a series of alternating forward and reverse stops. Usually 10-15 full stops in reverse are sufficient.