Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Brake Drum

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Check the drums for tool marks or small cracks which can be machined out by a brake shopreplace broken drums

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the drum attaching screws and insert them in the threaded holes in the drum. Turn the screws inward, evenly, to force the rum off the hub.
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  7. Thoroughly inspect the drum. Discard a cracked drum. If the drum is suspected of being out of round, or shows signs of wear or has a ridged or rough surface, have it turned on a lathe at a machine shop. The maximum oversize is stamped into the drum.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that the holes are aligned for the attaching screws. Tighten the screws evenly to install the drum.
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