Subaru Forester 1998-05

Brake Drums

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Release the parking brake.
  6.  
  7. If necessary, remove the adjusting hole cover from the backing plate and using a suitable tool, back off the shoe adjuster.
  8.  
  9. If the drum is difficult to remove, insert an 8mm bolt into the hole on the drum to push it off.
  10.  
  11. Remove the drum.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the drum.
  2.  
  3. Adjust the brake shoes.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear wheels.
  6.  

  1. Loosen the wheel nuts.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheels.
  6.  
  7. Release the parking brake.
  8.  
  9. If necessary, remove the adjusting hole cover from the backing plate and using a suitable tool, back off the shoe adjuster.
  10.  
  11. If the drum is difficult to remove, insert an 8mm bolt into the hole on the drum to push it off.
  12.  
  13. Remove the drum.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the drum.
  2.  
  3. Adjust the brake shoes.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear wheels.
  6.  

 
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