Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Details of the parking brake lever attachment to the rear brake shoes

  1. Remove the brake drum.
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  3. Remove both shoe retaining springs.
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  5. Disconnect the lower return spring.
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  7. Disconnect the hand brake cable from the lever attached to the rear shoe.
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  9. Remove the upper return spring and clip.
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  11. Remove the brake shoes and connecting link.
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  13. Remove the emergency brake lever from the rear shoe.
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  15. Lubricate the adjusting screws and the star wheel against the head of the adjusting screw.
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  17. Reverse Steps 1-7 to install the shoes.
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  19. Adjust the brakes.
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