Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
NOTEMake sure the parking brake control is fully released.
Relieve tension on parking brake system.
- Pull the front parking brake cable and conduit.
- Insert a suitable retainer pin.
- Raise and support vehicle.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
WARNINGUse of a brake drum puller or a torch is not recommended. Brake drum distortion may result.
NOTEIf the brake drum is rusted to the axle shaft flange, tap the center of the brake drum.
Remove the brake drum.
NOTEIf the brake drum will not come off, follow these steps.
- Disengage the brake shoe adjusting lever (2A176) from the brake adjuster screw.
- Use a brake adjustment tool to loosen the brake adjuster screw.
- Install the brake drum.
If necessary, adjust the rear brakes.
WARNINGAlways remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub or brake drum that contacts the wheel. Installing wheels without correct metal to metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and could allow the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control.
- Clean the wheel hub mounting surface.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Remove the pin in the parking brake control and verify correct parking brake operation.
Check brake operation before driving.
- Ensure that the parking brake control is fully released.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- If equipped, remove the retaining clips securing the brake drum to the axle.
- Remove the brake drum and, if equipped, the centering ring.
- Inspect the brake drum for scoring and/or wear. Machine or replace, as necessary. If machining, observe the maximum permissible drum diameter specification.
- Before installing a new brake drum, be sure to remove the protective coating with a brake cleaning solvent.
- If needed, adjust the rear brake shoes to fit the drum using Brake Adjustment Gauge D81L-1103-C or equivalent.
- Position the brake drum on the axle hub and if equipped, the centering ring.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern to 84-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal several times to position the rear brake shoes before moving the vehicle.
- Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.