Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Brake Drums

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Release the parking brake.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Mark the relationship of the drum to the hub.
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  9. Remove and discard the retaining clip (if applicable).
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  11. Remove the brake drum.
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  13. If the brake drum does not come off easily, perform the following steps:


    1. Loosen the parking brake cable.
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    3. Remove the access hole plug from the backing plate.
    4.  
    5. Insert a flat-bladed tool (2) through the backing plate access hole in order to disengage the self adjuster.
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    7. Insert another flat-bladed tool through the same backing plate access hole in order to loosen the adjuster screw.
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    9. Install the access hole plug in order to prevent dirt or contamination from entering the drum brake.
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    11. Apply a small amount of penetrating oil around the brake drum center hole.
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    13. Remove the brake drum.
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To install:

  1. Align the marks on the brake drum and the hub made during the removal procedure.
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  3. Install the brake drum.
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  5. Inspect the brake to shoe adjustment.
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  7. Install the tire and wheel.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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