Removal & Installation
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.
- Remove the hub cap and loosen the lug nuts.
- Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it on jackstands.
- Remove the lug nuts, tire and wheel.
- Release the parking brake.
- Pull the brake drum from the hub. If difficult to remove try the following:
- Install the brake drum to the hub.
- Install the wheel.
- Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.
- Road-test the vehicle to ensure that the brakes are working properly.