Suzuki Aerio, Verona 2002-06

Parking Brake Shoes

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The rear drum brake shoes serve as the parking brakes. Refer to the procedures under Rear Drum Brakes.

Adjustment



Some models have an automatically adjusting parking brake mechanism. For models that are adjusted manually, refer to Parking Brake, Parking Brake Cables adjustment.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove rear disc brake caliper assembly
    NOTE
    Before removing the brake disc rotor, make a chalk marking by the bolts to aid in reassembly.

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  3. Remove the rotor.
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  5. Remove the shoe hold spring by turning the pin to coincide with hole of spring cap.

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    Fig. Exploded view of parking brake assembly

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  7. Remove the return spring.
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  9. Disconnect the cable end from the trailing shoe.
  10.  
  11. Remove the parking brake shoes.
    NOTE
    Complete the removal and installation on one side of the vehicle at a time using the others side as a reference.

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To install:

  1. Install the parking brake cable to the operating lever.
  2.  
  3. Apply brake grease to return spring and areas of movement on the mechanism, but do not apply grease to the brake shoe material.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper return spring and brake shoes.
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  7. Turn the adjuster in counter clockwise direction and install.

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    Fig. Exploded view of parking brake shoes and return springs

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  9. Install the lower return spring.
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  11. Install the shoe hold spring with a pliers.
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  13. Install the disc brake and then align the mark while tightening the screw.
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