Neon, 2000 - 2005

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
This procedure only applies to vehicles with rear disc brakes.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  3. Remove the rear disc brake caliper and rotor assembly.
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  5. Remove the dust cap from the hub and bearing assembly.
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  7. Remove the hub and bearing assembly retaining nut and washer.
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  9. Remove the rear brake hose hold-down clip.

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    Fig. Use a pair of pliers to remove the rear brake shoe hold-down clip

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  11. Turn the brake shoe adjuster wheel until the adjuster is at its shortest length.
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  13. Remove the adjuster from the parking brake shoe assemblies.

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    Fig. Remove the parking brake shoe adjuster

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  15. Remove the lower shoe-to-shoe spring.

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    Fig. Remove the lower shoe-to-shoe spring

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  17. Pull the rear brake shoe assembly away from the anchor. Then, remove the rear brake shoe and upper spring.

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    Fig. Remove the rear shoe and upper spring as an assembly

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  19. Remove the front brake shoe hold-down clip, then remove the front brake shoe assembly.

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    Fig. Unfasten the front brake shoe hold-down clip, then remove the shoe

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To install:

  1. Install the front brake shoe and hold-down clip.
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  3. Install the rear brake shoe and the upper brake shoe-to-shoe return spring.
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  5. Pull the rear brake hose over the anchor block until it is properly located on the adapter.
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  7. Install the lower shoe-to-shoe return spring.
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  9. Install the brake shoe adjuster with the star wheel rearward.
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  11. Install the rear brake shoe hold-down clip.
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  13. Adjust the brake shoes to a diameter of 6.75 inch (171mm).
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  15. Install the rear hub and bearing on the spindle. Install a NEW hub and bearing retaining nut, and tighten to 160 ft. lbs. (217 Nm). Install the dust cap.
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  17. Install the rotor and brake caliper assemblies.
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  19. Install the wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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