Removal & Installation
With Rear Disc Brakes
Rear disc parking brakes are dual shoe, internal expanding units with an automatic self adjusting mechanism. When the parking brake pedal is depressed the brake cable pulls the brake shoes outward against the brake drum. When the brake pedal is released the return springs attached to the brake shoes pull the shoes back to their original position.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the disc brake caliper.
- Remove the disc brake rotor.
- Disengage the park brake cable from behind the rotor assembly to allow easier disassembly of the park brake shoes.
- Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.
- Reassemble the rear park brake shoes.
- Install park brake cable to the lever behind support plate.
Adjust the rear brake shoes:
- Measure the drum diameter with the gauge and lock it into position.
- Turn the gauge around and check the shoe diameter diagonally across at the top of one shoe and bottom of the opposite shoe (widest point). The gauge should be a light drag fit over the shoes.
- If the gauge is not a light drag fit over the shoes, turn the star wheel by hand to move the shoes in or out so that the correct clearance can be achieved.
- Install the disc brake rotor.
- Install the disc brake caliper.
- Install the wheel.
Lower the vehicle.
NOTEOn a new vehicle or after parking brake lining replacement, it is recommended that the parking brake system be conditioned prior to use. This is done by making one stop from 25 mph on dry pavement or concrete using light to moderate force on the parking brake foot pedal.
The rear drum brake shoes serve as the parking brakes. Refer to the procedures under Rear Drum Brakes for service.