- Drive the vehicle at about 22 mph (35 km/h).
- With the parking brake release button pushed in, pull the parking brake lever gently.
- Drive the vehicle for about a tenth of a mile (200 meters) in this condition.
- Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the parking brake to cool down. Repeat this procedure once more.
After breaking-in, re-adjust the parking brakes as follows:.
- Remove the adjusting hole cover from back plate.
- Turn adjusting screw using a slot-type screwdriver until brake shoe is in close contact with the drum.
- Turn back (downward) the adjusting screw 3 or 4 notches.
- Install the adjusting hole cover to back plate.
Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the brake rotor.
- Remove the shoe return spring from the parking brake assembly.
- Using pliers, remove the front shoe hold-down spring and pin.
- Remove the strut and strut spring.
- Remove the adjuster assembly from the parking brake assembly.
- Remove the brake shoe.
- Remove the rear shoe hold-down spring and pin with pliers.
- Remove the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
- Using a standard screwdriver, raise the retainer. Remove the parking brake lever and washer from the brake shoe.
- Apply brake grease to the backing plate where the brake shoes contact it.
- Insert the primary side brake shoe into the anchor pin groove.
- Secure the brake shoe with the shoe-hold down pin and cup.
- Install the plate to the anchor pin, and then assemble the primary return spring to the anchor pin.
- Install the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
Assemble the strut and adjuster, and then secure the secondary side brake shoe with the shoe hold-down pin and cup.
NOTEInstall the strut spring of both right and left wheel facing vehicle front.
- Install the adjuster assembly with screw on left side.
- Install the secondary return spring and adjuster spring.
- Adjust the parking brakes.
- Install the rotor and brake assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.