Only the 1992-95 Monteros are equipped with rear disc brakes and, therefore, have separate brake pads for the parking brakes. Other vehicles use the brake shoes in their drum brake assemblies; for those vehicles, refer to the procedures for drum brake shoe removal and installation.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
This procedure requires the disassembly of easily confusing springs and components. Make certain that the direction as well as the location of the various parts is known before disassembly. Work on each side one at a time so that if confusion is created as to the locations of components during reassembly the other wheel can be used as an example.
- Raise and safely support the Montero on jackstands and remove the rear wheel(s). Block the front wheels and make sure that the parking brake is not applied.
- Remove the rear brake caliper from the disc. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper; suspend the caliper from the frame of the vehicle with stiff wire or cord.
- Matchmark the disc and one of the rear lug studs, then pull the rotor off of the axle.
Check the brake shoes and rotor:
- Measure the thickness of the brake lining at several places. The standard value is 0.256 in. (6.5mm) and the minimum is 0.177 in. (4.5mm). Replace the brake shoes if any part of the thickness of the brake lining is the minimum value or less.
- Measure the brake disc drum inner diameter at two or more places. The standard value is 7.756 in. (197mm) and the minimum value is 7.795 in. (198mm). Replace the brake disc if the drum inner diameter is the limit value or more.
- Disconnect the adjusting wheel spring from the bottom of both of the brake shoes.
- Push the shoe hold-down spring in and twist it so that the slots in the shoe hold-down cup align with the tangs on the shoe hold-down pin. Release the spring and remove the spring, the cup and the pin from each shoe.
- Remove the adjuster from in between the bottom of the two shoes.
- Remove the two anchor to shoe springs from the top of the assembly.
- Remove the centrally located strut and strut spring from in between the shoes.
- Remove the retainer clip holding the parking brake cable into the back of the brake backing plate.
- Remove each of the shoes, making sure to disconnect the rear parking cable from the one shoe.
- To install, attach the parking brake cable to the one shoe, then install the retainer clip to hold the parking brake cable in the backing plate.
- Install the two shoes to the backing plate, after greasing the backing plate and shoes in the specified areas (illustration).
- Install the strut spring to the strut, then install the strut to the two shoes. Make sure the strut is installed in the correct direction.
- Since the load is different for each anchor to shoe spring, the spring which is to be installed on the outside (right side spring) of the other (left side spring) is painted for identification purposes.
- Install the adjuster so that the shoe adjusting bolt for the left-hand wheel is towards the rear of the vehicle, and the shoe adjusting bolt for the right-hand wheel is towards the front of the vehicle.
- Install the two shoe hold-down springs (along with the cups and pins) to both shoes.
- Install the adjusting wheel spring to both of the shoes.
- Slide the rear brake disc onto the lug studs so that the matchmarks line up.
- Install the caliper to the disc and tighten the mounting bolts to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
- Adjust the parking brake- refer to the procedures in this section.
- Install the wheels and make sure that the rear brakes are not rubbing too much.
- Lower the vehicle to the ground and remove the wheel blocks.
For the rear wheel parking brake adjustment, refer to the procedures for adjusting the parking brake lever.