Subaru Forester 1998-05

Parking Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



  1. Drive the vehicle at about 22 mph (35 km/h).
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  3. With the parking brake release button pushed in, pull the parking brake lever gently.
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  5. Drive the vehicle for about a tenth of a mile (200 meters) in this condition.
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  7. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the parking brake to cool down. Repeat this procedure once more.
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  9. After breaking-in, re-adjust the parking brakes as follows:.
    1. Remove the adjusting hole cover from back plate.
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    3. Turn adjusting screw using a slot-type screwdriver 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.
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    7. Install the adjusting hole cover to back plate.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the brake rotor.
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  5. Remove the shoe return spring from the parking brake assembly.
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  7. Using pliers, remove the front shoe hold-down spring and pin.
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  9. Remove the strut and strut spring.
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  11. Remove the adjuster assembly from the parking brake assembly.
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  13. Remove the brake shoe.
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  15. Remove the rear shoe hold-down spring and pin with pliers.
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  17. Remove the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
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  19. Using a standard screwdriver, raise the retainer. Remove the parking brake lever and washer from the brake shoe.
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To install:

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Fig. Assembled primary components of the parking brake



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Fig. Exploded view of the parking brake secondary components

  1. Apply brake grease to the backing plate where the brake shoes contact it.
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  3. Insert the primary side brake shoe into the anchor pin groove.
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  5. Secure the brake shoe with the shoe-hold down pin and cup.
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  7. Install the plate to the anchor pin, and then assemble the primary return spring to the anchor pin.
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  9. Install the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
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  11. Assemble the strut and adjuster, and then secure the secondary side brake shoe with the shoe hold-down pin and cup.
    NOTE
    Install the strut spring of both right and left wheel facing vehicle front.

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  13. Install the adjuster assembly with screw on left side.
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  15. Install the secondary return spring and adjuster spring.
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  17. Adjust the parking brakes.
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  19. Install the rotor and brake assembly.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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