Some brake pads may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
- Check the shoes for contamination from brake fluid or axle grease.
- Minimum allowed lining thickness is 0.098 in. (2.5mm).
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands.
- Remove the front wheel and brake drum assembly. The adjuster may have to be loosened to remove the brake drum.
- Use a pliers to unlock the lower return springs.
- Pull the lower part of the shoes over the wheel hub and unhook the upper return springs.
- Remove the adjuster and locating spring.
- Hook the upper return spring into the brake shoes.
- Slide the adjuster into the shoes.
- Push the lower ends of the brake shoes over the wheel hub.
- Hook the lower return springs into the brake shoes and install the retaining springs.
- Hook the upper return springs into the bracket on the backing plate.
- Install the brake adjuster and locating spring.
- Install the brake drum and adjust the shoes.
- Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
- Check the brake fluid and pump the pedal. Road test.