REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
- Using the appropriate parking brake cable adjustment procedure, gain access to the adjuster and loosen it so that the tension is removed from the cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle safely
- Remove the brake line-to-axle clamp, as required.
- Remove the caliper and hang it out of the way. Be careful not to crimp hoses or lines.
- Remove the disc. Don't attempt to remove the hub.
- Using brake spring pliers, remove one retaining spring from the shoe assembly.
- Remove the shoes from the vehicle, taking note of the location and placement of the adjuster.
- Check for hydraulic leaks, worn components, and the brake shoes contact surface for signs of wear.
- Thoroughly clean the hardware, surfaces, and backing plate with an appropriate brake cleaner.
- Assemble the shoes with one spring and install onto the vehicle.
- Install the other retaining spring.
- Place adjuster in position and align shoes for disc reinstallation.
- Install the brake disc. Check that the disc turns freely without binding on the shoes.
- Reinstall the brake caliper. Always use new retaining bolts and tighten them to 42 ft. lbs. (57 Nm).
- Reinstall the brake line-to-axle clamp, as required.
- Adjust the brake shoes (except 700 series) and then the cables, as described earlier in this section.
- Reinstall the wheels.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Check the emergency brake for proper holding and adjust the cables as necessary. Full braking effect must be possible within 3-5 notches, after adjustment.
Refer to the Parking Brake Cable adjustment procedure, earlier in this section.