Vibe 2003-2005

Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



  1. Adjust the rear brakes as follows:
    1. Temporarily install the drum and hub nuts.
    2.  
    3. Remove the hole plug from the backing plate.
    4.  
    5. Turn the adjuster to expand the shoe until the drum locks.
    6.  
    7. Back off the adjuster eight notches using a suitable adjustment tool.
    8.  
    9. Install the hole plug. into the backing plate to prevent dirt and moisture from entering.
    10.  
    11. Readjust the parking brake cable as necessary.
    12.  

  2.  
  3. Install the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Refill the master cylinder and pump pedal to attain full brake pedal before Road-testing the vehicle.
  6.  

  1. Adjust the rear brakes as follows:
    1. Temporarily install the drum and hub nuts.
    2.  
    3. Remove the hole plug from the backing plate.
    4.  
    5. Turn the adjuster to expand the shoe until the drum locks.
    6.  
    7. Back off the adjuster eight notches using a suitable adjustment tool.
    8.  
    9. Install the hole plug. into the backing plate to prevent dirt and moisture from entering.
    10.  
    11. Readjust the parking brake cable as necessary.
    12.  

  2.  
  3. Install the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Refill the master cylinder and pump pedal to attain full brake pedal before Road-testing the vehicle.
  6.  

Removal & Installation




CAUTION
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.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Brake drum. If the drum will not pull of the axle, back off the automatic adjuster by turning the adjusting wheel.
     
    Upper return spring
     
    Lower return spring
     
    Hold-down springs and pins from the front shoe
     
    Anchor side spring using needle nosed pliers
     
    Front shoe with the adjuster lever
     
    Adjuster lever and spring from the front shoe
     
    Hold-down springs and pins from the rear shoe
     
    Parking brake cable from the rear shoe using needle nosed pliers
     
    Rear brake shoe
     
    C-washer using a suitable pry tool from the shoe
     
    Parking brake lever from the shoe
     
    Automatic strut
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the contact points on the backing plate and the adjuster with lithium grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Adjuster strut
     
    Parking brake lever, and attach using a new C-washer
     
    Rear shoe
     
    Parking brake lever to the shoe lever
     
    Hold-down springs and pins to the rear shoe
     
    Automatic adjuster lever and spring to the front shoe
     
    Front shoe
     
    Anchor spring
     
    Hold-down springs and pins to the front shoe
     
    Lower return spring
     
    Upper return spring
     
    Drum

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the drum brake assembly-2WD shown-AWD similar



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Lubricate the contact points on the backing plate and the adjuster with lithium grease

     

  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Brake drum. If the drum will not pull of the axle, back off the automatic adjuster by turning the adjusting wheel.
     
    Upper return spring
     
    Lower return spring
     
    Hold-down springs and pins from the front shoe
     
    Anchor side spring using needle nosed pliers
     
    Front shoe with the adjuster lever
     
    Adjuster lever and spring from the front shoe
     
    Hold-down springs and pins from the rear shoe
     
    Parking brake cable from the rear shoe using needle nosed pliers
     
    Rear brake shoe
     
    C-washer using a suitable pry tool from the shoe
     
    Parking brake lever from the shoe
     
    Automatic strut
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the contact points on the backing plate and the adjuster with lithium grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Adjuster strut
     
    Parking brake lever, and attach using a new C-washer
     
    Rear shoe
     
    Parking brake lever to the shoe lever
     
    Hold-down springs and pins to the rear shoe
     
    Automatic adjuster lever and spring to the front shoe
     
    Front shoe
     
    Anchor spring
     
    Hold-down springs and pins to the front shoe
     
    Lower return spring
     
    Upper return spring
     
    Drum

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the drum brake assembly-2WD shown-AWD similar



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Lubricate the contact points on the backing plate and the adjuster with lithium grease

     

  4.  

 
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