Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1994-00 Galant and 1992-96 Diamante
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the caliper assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear brake rotor.
  6.  


NOTE
When servicing drum brakes, only dissemble and assemble one side at a time, leaving the remaining side intact for reference.

  1. Remove the front and rear shoe-to-anchor springs.
  2.  
  3. Remove the adjusting wheel spring and the adjuster.
  4.  
  5. Remove the strut and the strut return spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shoe hold-down cup, spring and pin.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shoe and lining assembly.
  10.  
  11. Unfasten the clips and the retaining bolts, then remove the parking brake cable(s).
  12.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the parking shoes and related components-1994-00 Galant with disc brakes



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Fig. Exploded view of the parking brake shoes and related components-1992-96 Diamante

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Install the adjuster so the shoe adjusting bolt of the left hand wheel is attached toward the front of the vehicle and the shoe adjusting bolt of the right hand wheel is toward the rear of the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. The load on the respective shoe-to-anchor springs is different, so the spring in the figure has been painted, as shown in the accompanying figure.
  6.  



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Fig. Shoe-to-anchor spring installation

1997-00 Diamante


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Fig. Exploded view of the parking brake shoes and related components-1997-00 Diamante

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the caliper assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear brake rotor.
  6.  


NOTE
When servicing drum brakes, only dissemble and assemble one side at a time, leaving the remaining side intact for reference.

  1. Remove the shoe hold-down spring retaining screw.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shoe hold-down spring.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shoe assembly from the backing plate.
  6.  
  7. The installation is the reverse of removal.
  8.  

ADJUSTMENT



  1. Remove the floor console, release the lever and back off the cable adjuster locknut at the base of the lever.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle, support safely and remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the hole plug in the brake rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper and hang out of the way with wire. Do not disconnect the fluid line.
  8.  
  9. Use a suitable prybar to pry up on the self-adjuster wheel until the rotor will not turn.
  10.  
  11. Return the adjuster 5 notches in the opposite direction. Make sure the rotor turns freely with a slight drag.
  12.  
  13. Install the caliper and check operation.
  14.  

 
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