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.
- Remove the rear wheels.
- Remove the brake drum.
- Depress the brake show clips and turn them to release, then remove the 2 clips and 2 retaining pins.
- Release the hand brake cable from the brake shoe lever.
- Ease one brake shoe out of the retaining groove, follower by the other shoe.
- Maneuver the brake shoe assembly around the wheel cylinder and rear hub, then remove the brake shoes.
- Place a rubber band around the wheel cylinder ends.
- Remove the return springs, adjuster and the expander.
- Install the adjuster and expander to the brake shoes, then fit the return springs.
- Apply Molykote 111 grease to the brake shoe contact points.
- Remove the rubber band from the wheel cylinder.
- Install the brake shoes around the rear hub and locate the shoes into the retaining grove.
- Install the retaining pins and secure with the clips.
- Connect the hand brake cable to the brake shoe lever.
- Install the brake drum.
- Apply the brake pedal at least 30 times to ensure full adjustment of the shoes.
- Install the wheels.
- Check the brake fluid level.