Neon, 2000-2005

Brake Drums

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.
    1. Locate and remove the rubber plug from the top of the brake support plate (backing plate).
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    3. Insert a small prying tool through the adjuster access hole and engage the teeth on the adjuster wheel.
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    5. Rotate the adjuster wheel so it is moved toward the front of the vehicle. This will back off the adjustment of the rear brake shoes.
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    7. Continue moving the adjuster wheel toward the front of the vehicle until it stops moving.
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  5. Remove the rear brake drum from the hub assembly.
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To install:

  1. Inspect the brake drums for cracks or signs of overheating. Measure the drum run out and diameter. If not to specification, resurface the drum. Run out should not exceed 0.006 inch (0.152mm). The diameter variation (oval shape) of the drum braking surface must not exceed either 0.0025 inch (0.0635mm) in 30° or 0.0035 inch (0.089mm) in 360°. All brake drums are marked with the maximum allowable brake drum diameter on the face of the drum.
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  3. Install the rear brake drum onto the hub assembly.
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  5. Reinstall the wheels and properly adjust the brakes.
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  7. Road test vehicle to check brake operation.
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