Pacifica 2006-2008

Parking Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



  1. Place parking brake lever in -full released- position.
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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel.
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  7. Through the access hole, rotate the adjuster star wheel in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum:
    1. Left brake - Rotate star-wheel toward rear of vehicle.
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    3. Right brake - Rotate star-wheel toward front of vehicle.
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  9. Using an appropriate tool, turn adjuster star wheel until wheel will not rotate (dead lock).
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  11. Back off adjuster six detents (teeth).
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  13. Rotate wheel, checking for light drag. If drag is too heavy, continue to back off adjuster one detent at a time until light drag is present. Do not back off star-wheel more than 17 detents from wheel lock.
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  15. Install access plug.
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  17. Adjust opposite wheel parking brake shoes using same method.
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  19. Lower vehicle.
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  21. Apply and release parking brake lever once to ensure proper operation of parking brakes.
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Removal & Installation




NOTE
The following procedure may be used to remove shoes on either side of the vehicle.

  1. Lock out automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Access and remove rear hub and bearing.
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  7. Remove parking brake cable bolt at knuckle.
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  9. Completely back off parking brake shoe adjustment.
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  11. Remove parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
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  13. Remove shoe adjuster.
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  15. Remove upper brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
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  17. Remove lower brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
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  19. Remove upper and lower shoes with return spring from shoe actuator.
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  21. Remove return spring from shoes.

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    Fig. View of the actuator (1), support (2), adjuster spring (3), return spring (4), caliper adapter (5), shoes (6), hold-down clips and pins (7) and adjuster (8)

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To install:


NOTE
The following procedure may be used to install shoes on either side of the vehicle.

  1. Install return spring between upper and lower shoes.
    NOTE
    Before installing shoes on actuator, make sure actuator hooked to rear cable is positioned with word -UP- facing outward.

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  3. Install upper and lower shoes with return spring on shoe actuator located on parking brake cable.
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  5. Install lower brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and lower shoe, then install hold-down clip.
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  7. Install upper brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and upper shoe, then install hold-down clip.
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  9. Install shoe adjuster. Place end of adjuster with star wheel upward.
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  11. Install parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
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  13. Install bolt securing parking brake cable to knuckle and tighten bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  15. Using Brake Shoe Gauge, Special Tool C-3919, or equivalent, measure inside diameter of parking brake drum portion of rotor.
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  17. Place Gauge over parking brake shoes at widest point.
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  19. Using adjuster star wheel, adjust parking brake shoes until linings on both park brake shoes just touch jaws on gauge. This will give a good preliminary adjustment of parking brake shoes, before a final adjustment is made at end of this procedure.
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  21. Install hub and bearing with wheel speed sensor as well as all components necessary to access it.
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  23. Lower vehicle.
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  25. Unlock automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
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  27. Perform final adjustment of parking brake shoes.
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