Subaru ff-1/1300/1400/1600/1800/Brat 1970-1984 Repair Guide

Wheel Cylinders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Remove the wheel cylinder from the backing plate by unscrewing the attaching bolts

  1. Remove the brake drum and the brake shoes from the backing plate.
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  3. Disconnect and plug the fluid line for the wheel cylinder at the backing plate.
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  5. Remove the wheel cylinder from the backing plate by unscrewing the attaching bolts.
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  7. Remove the rubber boots from both ends of the wheel cylinder, then push out the inner pistons and spring together with the rubber cups.
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  9. Inspect the inside of the wheel cylinder bore. If it is worn or scratched in any way, it should be honed with a wheel cylinder hone or a piece of crocus cloth until the scratches are removed.
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To install:

  1. Replace the rubber cups with new ones. The internal replacement parts are usually supplied in a wheel cylinder rebuilding kit.
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  3. Reassemble the wheel cylinder and replace it on the backing plate in the reverse order of removal.
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  5. After reinstalling the brake line and the brake assembly, together with the brake drum, bleed the brake system.
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