Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Brake Drums

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CAUTION
Older brake pads or shoes may 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 any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Pull the drum from the hub and bearing assembly.
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  7. If the drum is difficult to remove, thread bolts into the drum to remove it from the hub and bearing.
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Fig. Fig. 1: You may have to thread bolts into the drum assembly ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... in order to pull the brake drum from the hub and bearing assembly

  1. Once the drum is removed, inspect for damage and/or wear and replace or refinish as necessary.
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To install:
  1. Position the brake drum over the hub and bearing assembly.
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  3. Install the wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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INSPECTION



See Figure 3

  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. Fig. 3: 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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