Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Brake Drums

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Inspection



  1. With the brake drum removed from the vehicle, measure the inside diameter of the hub and drum at two or more locations.
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  3. The service limit specification is 9.1 in. (231mm).
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Fig. Measure the inside diameter of the brake drum

  1. Replace the brake drums and shoe and lining assemblies when the wear exceeds the limit or is badly out of balance.
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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Brake pads and shoes contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from brake surfaces! When cleaning brakes, use commercially available brake cleaning fluids.

Galant And 1993-00 Mirage


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Fig. There are two threaded holes located on the brake drum



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Fig. Install a suitable size bolt into the threaded holes



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Fig. Tighten the bolts until they force the drum off of the hub . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the drum from the hub assembly

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Loosen the parking brake adjusting nut.
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  7. Pull the drum from the rear hub assembly. Tap the drum with a soft mallet if necessary.
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To install:

  1. Install the drum on the rear hub assembly.
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  3. Install the wheel and adjust the parking brake.
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  5. Lower the vehicle to the floor.
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Galant And Eclipse
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Drum from the rear hub assembly
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Drum on the rear hub assembly
     
    Wheels
     

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Mirage And Lancer
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Dust cap
     
    Self-locking nut
     
    Outer wheel bearing
     
    Drum with the inner wheel bearing from the spindle
     
    Grease seal
     

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To install:

  1. To determine if the self-locking nut is reusable:
    1. Screw in the self-locking nut until about 1 / 8 in. of the spindle is showing.
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    3. Measure the torque required to turn the self-locking nut counterclockwise.
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    5. The lowest allowable torque is 48 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm). If the measured torque is less than the specification, replace the nut.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing, after lubricating it
     
    New grease seal
     
    Drum to the spindle
     
    Outer wheel bearing, making sure to lubricate it first
     
    Self-locking nut. Torque the nut to 108-145 ft. lbs. (150-200 Nm).
     
    Grease cap
     
    Wheels
     

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