Subaru Car 1998-05

Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



  1. Remove the adjusting hole cover from back plate.
  2.  
  3. Turn adjusting screw using a slot-type suitable tool (brake adjusting tool) until brake shoe is in close contact with the drum.
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  5. Turn back (downward) the adjusting screw 3 or 4 notches.
  6.  
  7. Install the adjusting hole cover to back plate.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake drum
     
    Both return springs
     
    Both retaining clips
     
    Brake shoes from the adjuster side first, then the wheel cylinder side, and pull them off the backing plate
     
    Parking brake cable from the parking lever on the trailing brake shoe, if equipped with rear drum parking brakes
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply brake grease to the backing plate where the brake shoes contact it.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Parking brake cable to the parking lever on the trailing brake shoe, if equipped with rear drum parking brakes
     
    Brake shoes to the wheel cylinder, then to the adjuster. Secure in place with the 2 pins and retaining clips.
     
    Return springs. The upper spring is thinner.
     
    Drum and adjust the brake shoes
     
    Wheels
     

  4.  
  5. Adjust the parking brake.
  6.  
  7. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder, pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brakes before attempting to move the vehicle and road test the vehicle.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum.
  6.  
  7. Remove both return springs.
  8.  
  9. Remove both retaining clips.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the brake shoes from the adjuster side first, then the wheel cylinder side, and pull them off the backing plate.
  12.  
  13. If equipped with rear drum parking brakes, unfasten the parking brake cable from the parking lever on the trailing brake shoe.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Apply brake grease to the backing plate where the brake shoes contact it.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake shoes to the wheel cylinder, then to the adjuster. Secure in place with the 2 pins and retaining clips.
  4.  
  5. Assemble the return springs. The upper spring is thinner.
  6.  
  7. Install the drum and adjust the brake shoes.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  

1997