Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Introduction

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Fig. Fig. 1 Identification of the front and rear brake components used on type 1 models



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Fig. Fig. 2 To remove the front brake drum, remove the wheel ...



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Fig. Fig. 3 ... then loosen the shoe adjustment to ease brake drum removal



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Fig. Fig. 4 Pry on the dust cover lip ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... and remove the dust cap from the brake drum



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the wheel bearing retaining nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 7 ... then remove the washer



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Fig. Fig. 8 Pull take shoe retaining springs ...



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Fig. Fig. 9 ... then slide the drum off of the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 10 At this time the inner bearing race can be removed from the spindle

 
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