Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Brake Drums

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



200SX and 1990-92 Stanza Models

CAUTION
Brake shoes contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Raises the rear of the vehicle and support it on jack stands.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Release the parking brake.
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  7. Pull off the brake drums. On some models there are two threaded service holes in each brake drum. If the drum will not come off, fit two correct size bolts in the service holes and screw them in: this will force the drum away from the axle.
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  9. If the drum cannot be easily removed, back off the brake adjustment.
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Never depress the brake pedal while the brake drum is removed.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Brake drum removal



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Fig. Fig. 2: Brake drum and bearing removal

1982-89 Stanza and Stanza Wagon Models

For rear wheel bearing service procedures refer to Suspension & Steering .

  1. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Release the parking brake.
  6.  
  7. Remove the grease cap, the cotter pin and the adjusting cap and the wheel bearing nut.
  8.  
  9. Pull off the drum, taking care not to drop the tapered bearing assembly.
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  11. Install the drum assembly to the vehicle. Adjust the wheel bearing-refer to the necessary service procedures.
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  13. Install the wheels.
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INSPECTION



After removing the brake drum, wipe out the accumulated dust with a damp cloth.


CAUTION
Do not blow the brake dust out of the drums with compressed air or lung power. Brake linings contain asbestos, a known cancer causing substance. Dispose of the cloth after use.

Inspect the drum for cracks, deep grooves, roughness, scoring, or out-of-roundness. Replace any brake drum which is cracked.

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.

 
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