Removal & Installation
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the rear wheel(s).
- Release the parking brake.
- Remove the parking brake lever cover screws and loosen the brake cable locking nut.
Install 2, 8mm bolts into the brake drum holes and uniformly tighten each bolt. Tighten each bolt until the brake drum is removed from the vehicle. If there is difficulty in removing the drum, insert a small tool through the hole in the rear of the backing plate, and hold the automatic adjusting lever away from the adjuster. Using another narrow, flat tool at the same time, reduce the brake shoe adjuster by turning the adjusting wheel.
- Install the brake drum and pull the parking brake lever all the way up until a clicking sound can no longer be heard.
- Verify that the rear wheels will not turn. If the rear wheels turn, adjust the parking brake cable as necessary.
- Release the parking brake and remove the brake drum.
- If the brake shoe clearance is not correct, adjust the brake shoes until the clearance is correct.
- Reinstall the brake drum, replace the wheel(s), and safely lower the vehicle.
- Adjust the parking brake and install the cover with the 2 screws.
- Road-test the vehicle for proper brake operation.