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Brake Shoes

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
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.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the retaining screws and brake drum. Two 8mm x 1.25 bolts can be used to press the drum from the hub.
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  7. Remove the top return spring.
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  9. Remove the shoe retainer springs and pins.
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  11. Remove the adjuster spring and anti-rattle spring from the operating lever assembly.
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  13. Remove the bottom return spring.
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  15. Remove the parking brake cable from the rear shoe and remove the brake shoes.
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To install:

  1. Position the operating lever assembly above the hub.
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  3. Install the parking brake cable to the rear shoe.
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  5. Fit the operating lever assembly between the front and rear shoes and install the bottom return spring.
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  7. Install the shoe retainer pins and springs.
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  9. Install the top return spring.
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  11. Install the adjuster spring and the anti-rattle spring to the operating lever assembly.
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  13. Install the brake drum.
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  15. Install the wheels and adjust the brakes.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear drum brakes

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