Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Brake Drums

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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.

1990-92 Mirage
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the dust cap.
  6.  
  7. Remove the self-locking nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the outer wheel bearing.
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  11. Remove the drum with the inner wheel bearing from the spindle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the grease seal.
  14.  

To install:

  1. To determine if the self-locking nut is reusable:
  2.  

  1. Screw in the self-locking nut until about 1 / 8 in. (3mm) of the spindle is showing.
  2.  
  3. Measure the torque required to turn the self-locking nut counterclockwise.
  4.  
  5. The lowest allowable torque is 48 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm). If the measured torque is less than the specification, replace the nut.
  6.  

  1. Lubricate and install the inner wheel bearing.
  2.  
  3. Install a new grease seal.
  4.  
  5. Install the drum to the spindle.
  6.  
  7. Lubricate and install the outer wheel bearing.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the self-locking nut to 108-145 ft. lbs. (150-200 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the grease cap.
  12.  

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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