Neon, 2000 - 2005

Removal & Installation (2 of 2)

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Remove the drums.
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  7. Remove the automatic adjuster spring and lever.
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  9. Remove the hold-down clips and pins.
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  11. Rotate the automatic adjuster starwheel enough so both shoes move out far enough to be free of the wheel cylinder boots.
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  13. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the actuating lever.
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  15. Remove the lower shoe to shoe spring.
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  17. With the shoes held together by the upper shoe to shoe spring, remove them from the backing plate.

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    Fig. Kelsey Hayes rear brake assembly (left side shown)



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    Fig. Exploded view of the drum brake assembly-2004 model shown

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To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean and dry the backing plate. To prepare the backing plate, lubricate the bosses, anchor pin and parking brake actuating lever pivot surface lightly with lithium based grease.
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  3. Remove, clean and dry all brake components. Lubricate the starwheel shaft threads with anti-seize lubricant and transfer all parts to their proper locations on the new shoes.
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  5. Reinstall the lower spring.
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  7. Reconnect the parking brake cable.
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  9. Reinstall the automatic adjuster lever and spring.
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  11. Adjust the starwheel.
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  13. Remove any grease from the linings and install the drum.
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  15. Reinstall the wheels and properly adjust the brakes.
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  17. Check for proper brake system operation.
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