Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Brake Drums

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
Some models or aftermarket brake parts may contain asbestos fibers which can become airborne in dust. Breathing dust with asbestos fibers may cause serious bodily harm. Use a water-dampened cloth in order to remove any dust on brake parts. Equipment is available commercially in order to perform this washing function. These wet methods prevent fibers from becoming airborne.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Check to ensure that the park brake is fully released.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  9. Remove the brake drum.
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  11. If the brake drum is to be reinstalled to the vehicle, use the J 41013 sanding disc in order to clean any rust or corrosion from the hub/flange mating surface of the brake drum.

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    Fig. Rear brake drum removal

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To install:

  1. If installing a new brake drum, use denatured alcohol or an equivalent approved brake cleaner and a clean shop towel to remove the protective coating from the friction surfaces
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  3. Adjust the drum brakes.
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  5. Install the brake drum.
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  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  9. Apply the brakes approximately three times in order to seat and center the brake shoes within the drum.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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