REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- With the wheels still on the ground, remove the cotter pin from the slotted nut on the rear axle and remove the nut from the axle. This isn't as easy as it sounds. You'll need a very long breaker bar or metal pipe for this operation.
Make sure the emergency brake is now released.
- Jack up the car and remove the wheel and tire.
- The brake drum is splined to the rear axle and the drum should slip off the axle. However, the drum sometimes rusts on the splines and it is necessary to remove the drum using a puller.
- Before installing the drum, lubricate the splines. Install the drum on the axle and tighten the nut on the axle to 217 ft. lbs. Line up a slot in the nut with a hole in the axle and insert a cotter pin. Never loosen the nut to align the slot and hole.