Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Brake Backing Plate

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CAUTION
Brake shoes may 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.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle safely on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Matchmark and remove the brake drum.
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  7. Remove the brake shoes, springs and other components, and place then on a flat surface. It is a good idea to organize the parts in a pattern to reflect their final installation.
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  9. Disconnect the inlet tube line from the back of the wheel cylinder. Immediately plug or cap the line to prevent system contamination or excessive fluid loss.
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  11. Remove the wheel cylinder assembly.
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  13. Remove the retainer bolts securing the backing plate to the e rear trailing arm assembly.
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To install:
  1. Position the backing plate and gasket, if equipped to the trailing arm, and secure in place using the retainer bolts. Tighten the bolts to 34-43 ft. lbs. (44-56 Nm).
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  3. Install the wheel cylinder and bolts along with the hydraulic line.
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  5. Position and secure the brake shoes and assorted springs and components.
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  7. Attach the brake drum.
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  9. Bleed the brake system.
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  11. Install the wheel and tire assemblies. Lower the vehicle.
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