REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it on jackstands.
- Remove the wheels.
- Release the parking brake.
- Remove the brake drum from the brake shoes. If necessary, back off the brakes to remove the drum.
On some models there are 2 threaded service holes in each brake drum. If the drum will not come off, fit two M8x1.25mm bolts in the service holes and screw them in: this will force the drum away from the axle.
- Install the drum assembly to the vehicle.
- Install the wheels.
- Adjust the rear brakes.
- After removing the brake drum, wipe out the accumulated dust with a damp cloth.
- Inspect the drum for cracks, deep grooves, roughness, scoring or out-of-roundness. Replace any brake drum which is cracked. The drums should also be checked for maximum inside diameter.
- Smooth any slight scores by polishing the friction surface with the fine emery cloth or have the drum machined (trued) at a machine shop. Heavy or extensive scoring will cause excessive brake lining wear and should be removed from the brake drum through resurfacing.