Mazda MPV 1999-06

Brake Shoes

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the wheel and tire assembly and the brake drum.
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  3. Pull backward on the adjusting lever cable to disengage the adjusting lever from the adjusting screw. Move the outboard side of the adjusting screw upward and back off the pivot nut as far as it will go.
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  5. Pull the adjusting lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down and toward the rear to unhook the pivot hook from the large hole in the secondary shoe web. Do not pry the pivot hook from the hole.
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  7. Remove the automatic adjuster spring and adjusting lever.
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  9. Remove the secondary shoe-to-anchor spring using a suitable brake spring removal/installation tool. Using the tool, remove the primary shoe-to-anchor spring and unhook the cable anchor. Remove the anchor pin plate, if equipped.
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  11. Remove the cable guide from the secondary shoe.
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  13. Remove the shoe hold-down springs, shoes, adjusting screw, pivot nut and socket. Note the color and position of each hold-down spring so they can be reassembled in the same position.
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  15. Remove the parking brake link and spring. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
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  17. Remove the secondary brake shoe. Remove the retainer clip and spring washer and remove the parking brake lever.
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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear brake shoes and components


To install:

  1. Clean the backing plate ledge pads and sand lightly. Apply a light coating of high temperature lithium grease to the points where the brake shoes touch the backing plate. Lubricate the adjusting cable eye and the anchor pin area.
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  3. Install the parking brake lever on the secondary shoe.
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  5. Position the brake shoes on the backing plate and install the hold-down spring pins, springs and cups. Install the parking brake link, spring and washer. Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
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  7. Install the anchor pin plate, if equipped, and place the cable anchor over the anchor pin with the crimped side toward the backing plate.
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  9. Install the primary shoe-to-anchor spring using the brake spring removal/installation tool.
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  11. Install the cable guide on the secondary shoe with the flanged hole fitted into the hole in the secondary shoe. Thread the cable around the cable guide groove.
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NOTE
Make sure the cable is positioned in the groove and not between the guide and shoe web.

  1. Install the secondary shoe-to-anchor (long) spring.
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NOTE
Make sure the cable end is not cocked or binding on the anchor pin when installed. All parts should be flat on the anchor pin.

  1. Apply high temperature lithium grease to the threads and the socket end of the adjusting screw. Turn the adjusting screw into the adjusting pivot nut to the end of the threads and then loosen,12
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  3. Place the adjusting socket on the screw and install the assembly between the shoe ends with the adjusting screw nearest the secondary shoe.
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NOTE
Be sure to install the adjusting screw on the same side of the vehicle from which it came. To prevent incorrect installation, the socket end of each adjusting screw is stamped with R or L , to indicate installation on the right or left side of the vehicle. The adjusting pivot nuts have lines machined around the body of the nut, 2 lines indicating the right side nut and 1 line indicating the left side nut.

  1. Hook the cable hook into the hole in the adjusting lever from the outboard plate side. The adjusting levers are also stamped with anRL
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  3. Place the hooked end of the adjuster spring in the large hole in the primary shoe web and connect the loop end of the spring to the adjuster lever hole.
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  5. Pull the adjuster lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down toward the rear to engage the pivot hook in the large hole in the secondary shoe web.
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  7. Adjust the brake shoes using either a brake adjustment gauge or manually with the drums installed.
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  9. Install the wheels, and lower the vehicle.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the wheel and tire assembly and the brake drum.
  2.  
  3. Pull backward on the adjusting lever cable to disengage the adjusting lever from the adjusting screw. Move the outboard side of the adjusting screw upward and back off the pivot nut as far as it will go.
  4.  
  5. Pull the adjusting lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down and toward the rear to unhook the pivot hook from the large hole in the secondary shoe web. Do not pry the pivot hook from the hole.
  6.  
  7. Remove the automatic adjuster spring and adjusting lever.
  8.  
  9. Remove the secondary shoe-to-anchor spring using a suitable brake spring removal/installation tool. Using the tool, remove the primary shoe-to-anchor spring and unhook the cable anchor. Remove the anchor pin plate, if equipped.
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  11. Remove the cable guide from the secondary shoe.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rear brake shoes and components

  12.  
  13. Remove the shoe hold-down springs, shoes, adjusting screw, pivot nut and socket. Note the color and position of each hold-down spring so they can be reassembled in the same position.
  14.  
  15. Remove the parking brake link and spring. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
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  17. Remove the secondary brake shoe. Remove the retainer clip and spring washer and remove the parking brake lever.
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To install:

  1. Clean the backing plate ledge pads and sand lightly. Apply a light coating of high temperature lithium grease to the points where the brake shoes touch the backing plate. Lubricate the adjusting cable eye and the anchor pin area.
  2.  
  3. Install the parking brake lever on the secondary shoe.
  4.  
  5. Position the brake shoes on the backing plate and install the hold-down spring pins, springs and cups. Install the parking brake link, spring and washer. Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
  6.  
  7. Install the anchor pin plate, if equipped, and place the cable anchor over the anchor pin with the crimped side toward the backing plate.
  8.  
  9. Install the primary shoe-to-anchor spring using the brake spring removal/installation tool.
  10.  
  11. Install the cable guide on the secondary shoe with the flanged hole fitted into the hole in the secondary shoe. Thread the cable around the cable guide groove.
    NOTE
    Make sure the cable is positioned in the groove and not between the guide and shoe web.

  12.  
  13. Install the secondary shoe-to-anchor (long) spring.
    NOTE
    Make sure the cable end is not cocked or binding on the anchor pin when installed. All parts should be flat on the anchor pin.

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  15. Apply high temperature lithium grease to the threads and the socket end of the adjusting screw. Turn the adjusting screw into the adjusting pivot nut to the end of the threads and then loosen, 1 / 2 turn.
  16.  
  17. Place the adjusting socket on the screw and install the assembly between the shoe ends with the adjusting screw nearest the secondary shoe.
    NOTE
    Be sure to install the adjusting screw on the same side of the vehicle from which it came. To prevent incorrect installation, the socket end of each adjusting screw is stamped with R or L , to indicate installation on the right or left side of the vehicle. The adjusting pivot nuts have lines machined around the body of the nut, 2 lines indicating the right side nut and 1 line indicating the left side nut.

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  19. Hook the cable hook into the hole in the adjusting lever from the outboard plate side. The adjusting levers are also stamped with an R or L to indicate right or left side installation.
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  21. Place the hooked end of the adjuster spring in the large hole in the primary shoe web and connect the loop end of the spring to the adjuster lever hole.
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  23. Pull the adjuster lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down toward the rear to engage the pivot hook in the large hole in the secondary shoe web.
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  25. Adjust the brake shoes using either a brake adjustment gauge or manually with the drums installed.
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  27. Install the wheels, and lower the vehicle.
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