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Braking is rough, do brakes adjust

I have installed new brakes but when coming down hill the left side vibrates like maybe a strut must be broke. Is that a common problem with HHR's?

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Hello, you might want to check the rotors, if old brakes got into the rotor, you may have to have them surfaced, also you might want to have wheel bearings checked, or the cvc axle joints

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I've been trying to fix a roar and a severe vibration coming from the front/right side of my wife's 2004 Honda Pilot. ball joints are good, struts are fine, and brakes are solid. Thanks for any help


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Rear brakes


Removal
1.Remove rear wheel and tire assembly from vehicle.

2.Remove rear brake drums from hub and bearing assemblies after loosening the two brake drum screws.
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3.Be sure that the parking brake pedal is in the release(most upward) position.

4.Completely loosen square nut of the rear parking brake cable. Then create slack in the rear parking brake cables.
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5.Remove adjuster spring from adjust lever and brake shoe.
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6.Remove adjust lever and turn the adjusting wheel of adjuster assembly to the direction of the arrow as shown.
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7.Remove the strut spring and the lower retracting spring from the brake shoe.
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8.Remove the upper return spring from the brake shoe.
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9.Remove brake back plate hold down spring and pin from the leading brake shoe assembly.

10.Remove the leading brake shoe. Then remove the adjuster assembly, strut and anchor spring from the trailing brake shoe.
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11.Remove the trailing brake shoe from the brake back plate after removing hold down spring and pin.
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12.Remove the trailing brake shoe from the rear parking cable.
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13.Remove parking pivot lever from the leading brake shoe.
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Replacement
1.Lubricate the eight shoe contact areas on the back plate and anchor.
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2.Install the trailing brake shoe to the rear parking cable.

3.Install trailing brake shoe on brake back plate and install the trailing brake shoe hold down spring and pin on the brake shoe.

4.Tighten the square nut of rear parking cable.

5.Install the anchor spring then install adjuster assembly, and strut.

6.Install leading brake shoe on brake back plate.
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7.Install the brake shoe upper return spring, strut spring and the lower retracting spring to the brake shoe.

8.Properly rotate the adjusting wheel of adjuster assembly to the direction of the arrow in as shown.
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9.Install the adjuster spring on the adjust lever and leading brake shoe assembly.

10.Install the leading brake shoe hold down spring and pin on the brake shoe.
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11.Adjust brake shoes assemblies so as not to interfere with brake drum installation.

12.Install the rear brake drums on the hubs.

13.Check and adjust whether the pedal stroke in the specification.(Refer to section BR Gr./On-vehicle service/Pedal stroke of parking brake)

14.Install wheel and tire.

15.Push the parking brake pedal to the floor once and release pedal. This will automatically remove the slack from and correctly adjust the parking brake cables.

16.Test the vehiche on the road. The adjust will continue the brake adjustment during the road test of vehicle.

Inspection
1.Inspect the disassembled parts for wear, rust or damage.

2.Measure the thickness of brake shoe lining.
Standard : 0.17 in (4.5 mm)
Minimum : 0.04 in (1 mm)

3.If the shoe lining is less than minimum or shows signs of uneven wear, replace new one.
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4.Measure the inside diameter of the brake drum.
Standard : 10 in (254 mm)
Maximum : 10.07 in (256 mm)
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5.If the inside diameter of the brake drum is more than maximum or shows signs of uneven wear, replace new one.

6.Inspect the lining and drum for proper contact. If the contact condition is improper, repair it with a grinder or replace the brake shoe assembly.
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Aug 14, 2013 | 2002 Kia Sedona

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How do you change rear drum brake shoes on a 1999 couger.


SECTION 206-02: Drum Brake 1999 Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 09/14/2001 Brake Shoes Removal
  1. Loosen the wheel nuts.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the wheel.
  1. Release the brake shoe automatic adjuster.
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  1. Remove the brake drum.
    1. Remove the retainers (if equipped).
    1. Remove the drum.
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  1. Make sure that the hub flange is in the correct position as shown.
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  1. Remove the hold down springs.
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  1. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
    1. Lever the secondary shoe outwards.
    1. Disconnect the cable from the secondary shoe.
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  1. Disconnect the shoes from the anchor block.
    1. Disconnect the shoes from the anchor block.
    1. Remove the lower return spring.
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel cylinder boots.
    Detach the shoes from the wheel cylinder.
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  1. Hold the wheel cylinder pistons in place with a rubber band.
  1. Remove the upper return spring.
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  1. Remove the primary shoe from the strut and brake shoe adjuster.
    1. Rotate the adjuster counterclockwise.
    1. Remove the primary shoe.
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Take care as the strut support spring is under tension.
    Detach the secondary shoe from the strut support.
    • Detach the strut from the shoe by levering the strut against the shoe.
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  1. Remove the parking brake return spring.
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Installation
NOTE: Install new shoes as axle sets.
  1. Clean, check and apply Silicon Dielectric Compound D742-18A331-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C171-A to the backing plate contact points.
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  1. Install the parking brake return spring.
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  1. Install the secondary shoe to the strut and brake shoe adjuster.
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  1. Install the primary shoe to the strut and brake shoe adjuster.
    1. Install the primary shoe.
    1. Rotate the adjuster fully clockwise.
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  1. Install the upper return spring.
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  1. Remove the rubber band holding the wheel cylinder pistons in place.
  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel cylinder boots.
    Position the shoes to the wheel cylinder.
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  1. Position the shoes to the anchor block.
    1. Install the lower return spring.
    1. Position the shoes to the anchor block.
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  1. Install the hold down springs.
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  1. Install the parking brake cable.
    1. Lever the secondary shoe outwards.
    1. Install the cable to the secondary shoe.
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  1. Install the brake drum.
    1. Install the drum.
    1. Install the retainers (if equipped).
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  1. Install the wheel.
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  1. Operate the brake pedal to achieve automatic adjustment.

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Mar 05, 2011 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

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How to installing brake shoes on back ?


First you have to compress the parking brake cable spring and attach the parking brake lever.
Clean and lubricate the brake backing plate.
Use silicon Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound.
Then,
install the rear brake shoes and linings:
1) position the rear brake shoes and linings
2) position the parking brake lever
3) install the brake shoe hold-down spring pins and the brake shoe hold-down springs.

Install the parking brake strut
1. install the parkig brake link spring on the parking brake strut
2. install the parking brake strut
3. Install the brake shoe anchor ping guide plate.

Install the short brake shoe retracting spring
1. Place the brake shoe adjusting lever cable over the anchor pin, with crimped side in
2. Install the short brake shoe retracting spring

Note: Make sure the brake shoe adjusting lever cable is positioned in the cable guide groove

Install the long brake shoe retracting
1. install the cable guide
2. position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable in the cable guide groove
3. install the long brake shoe retracting spring

Note: to prevent incorrect installation, teh socket of each brake adjuster screw is stamped R or L

Assemble the brake adjuster screw assembly.
1. apply silicone brake caliper grease and dielectric compound
2. install the brake adjuster screw into the brake show adjusting screw nut to the end of the threads and then loosen one half turn
3. install the brake shoe adjusting screw socket on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Install the brake adjuster screw assembly
1. Position the brake adjuster screw assembly
2. Install the brake shoe adjusting screw spring
3. Position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable
4. Position the adjusting lever return spring and the brake shoe adjusting lever
5. Hook the brake shoe adjusting lever cable to the brake shoe adjusting lever.

Test the operation of the automatic self-adjuster
1. Pull the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever rotates the brake shoe adjuster assembly
2. Release the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever advances to the next notch on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Adjust the brakes.

Install the brake drum.

Thats it

Sep 10, 2010 | 1998 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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Picture or directions for repairing rear drum brake


Brake Shoes Removal & Installation Duo-Servo Type To Remove:
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the brake drums.
  4. Using a brake tool, remove the shoe return springs.
  5. Remove the shoe guide.
  6. Remove the hold-down springs and pins.
  7. Remove the actuator lever and pivot.
  8. Remove the lever return spring.
  9. Remove the actuator link, parking brake strut, spring retaining ring.
  10. Remove the parking brake lever and washer.
  11. Remove the shoe assemblies.
  12. Remove the adjuster screw and spring from the shoe assembly.
To Install:
  1. Use brake cleaning fluid to remove dirt from the brake drum. Check the drums for scoring, cracks and for out-of-round; service the drums as necessary.
  2. Check the wheel cylinders by carefully pulling the lower edges of the wheel cylinder boots away from the cylinders. If there is excessive leakage, the inside of the cylinder will drip fluid; repair or replace as necessary.
  3. Check the flange plate, which is located around the axle, for leakage of differential lubricant.
  4. Lightly lubricate the parking brake cable, parking brake lever where it enters the shoe and the backing plate-to-shoe contact points. Use high temperature, waterproof, grease or special brake lube.
  5. Install the parking brake lever into the secondary shoe with the attaching bolt, spring washer, lockwasher, and nut. It is important that the lever move freely before the shoe is attached. Move the assembly and check for proper action.
  6. Lubricate the adjusting screw and make sure it works freely.
  7. Connect the adjuster screw and spring to the bottom portion of both shoes. Ensure the spring does not interfere with the adjuster rotation when installed. The primary (smaller shoe pad area) to the front and secondary shoe (larger shoe pad area) to the rear of the vehicle.
  8. Install the shoe assembly. Ensuring the shoe webs are positioned correctly against the wheel cylinder.
  9. Install the parking brake cable.
  10. Secure the primary shoes with the hold-down pin and spring.
  11. Install the parking brake strut and the strut spring.
  12. Install the actuator lever and pivot, securing the assembly with the hold-down pin and spring. Install the actuator link and spring.
  13. Install the return springs.
  14. Check the operation of the self-adjusting mechanism by moving the actuating lever by hand.
  15. Adjust the brakes and install the drum.
  16. Adjust the parking brake.
  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  18. Lower the vehicle.
Leading-Trailing Type To Remove:
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the brake drums.
  4. Raise the lever arm of the actuator until the upper end is clear of the slot in the adjuster screw.
  5. Slide the actuator off the adjuster pin. Disconnect the actuator spring from the shoe.
  6. Remove the hold-down spring assemblies and pins.
  7. Pull the bottom ends of the shoes apart and lift the lower return spring over the anchor plate. Allow the shoe ends to come together and remove the spring.
  8. Remove the shoe assembly, along with the upper return spring and the adjusting screw assembly.
  9. Remove the upper return spring and the adjusting screw assembly from the shoes.
  10. Remove the retaining ring, pin, spring washer, and parking brake lever.
Typical rear drum brake assembly (Leading/Trailing type) 93026g52.gif

To Install:
  1. Clean adjuster wheel and the backing plates with a suitable cleaner. Lubricate the backing plate contact points, levers and adjuster with a suitable lubricant.
  2. Assemble the parking lever, spring washer (concave side facing the brake lever), pin, and retaining ring onto the rearward shoe.
  3. Install the adjuster pin in the forward shoe with the pin projecting 0.276 in. (7mm) from the side of the shoe web where the adjuster actuator is installed.
  4. With the brake shoes resting on a flat surface (the shoe with the parking lever to the rear of the vehicle), install the upper return spring.
  5. Install the adjuster screw assembly with the spring clip facing the backing plate.
  6. Place the shoes in position on the backing plate. Do not place the lower shoe webs under the anchor plate.
  7. Install the lower return spring, spread the bottom of the shoes and position the shoe against the backing plate.
  8. Install the hold-down pins and spring assemblies.
  9. Install the adjuster actuator over the end of the adjuster pin so the top leg engages the notch in the adjuster screw.
  10. Install the actuator spring, being careful not to over-stretch it more than 3.27 in. (83mm).
  11. Install the parking brake cable to the lever.
  12. Adjust the parking brake if the shoes will not totally retract.
  13. Install the drum, tire and wheel assembly. Adjust the rear brakes and lower the vehicle.
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Aug 17, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

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I cant figure out how to assemble the back brake shoes and springs back together


Maybe to late for this but if you do one side at a time just look at the other side for how they go together. Also the short shoe goes toward the front long toward the back.
1. Clean and inspect individual brake components.
2. Lubricate anchor pin an brake show contact pads on support plate with high temperature grease or
Lubriplate. See Fig. 41 .
3. Lubricate adjuster screw socket, nut, button, and screw thread surfaces with grease or Lubriplate.
4. Install the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
5. Install parking brake lever to the secondary shoe and install retaining clip.
6. Install primary shoe on support plate. Secure shoe with new spring retainers and pin.
7. Install spring on parking brake strut and engage strut in primary.
8. Install secondary shoe on support plate. See Fig. 42 . Insert strut in shoe and guide shoe onto anchor pin.
Temporarily secure shoe with restraining pin.
9. Install anchor plate and adjuster cable eyelet on support plate anchor pin.
10. Install cable guide in secondary shoe and position cable in guide.
CAUTION: Be sure the adjuster screws are installed on the correct brake unit. The adjuster screws are marked
"L" (left) or "R" (right) for identification
11. Assemble adjuster screw. See Fig. 43 . Then install adjuster screw between the brake shoes.
12. Install adjuster lever and spring, and connect adjuster cable to lever.
13. Install secondary shoe retainers and spring.
14. Install shoe spring. Connect spring to secondary shoe first, then to primary shoe.
15. Verify adjuster operation. Pull adjuster cable upward, cable should lift and rotate star wheel. Be sure
adjuster lever properly engages star wheel teeth.
16. Adjust brake shoes. See REAR BRAKE SHOES under ADJUSTMENTS.
17. Install wheel and tire assembly. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS


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Jun 25, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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Change drum brakes


Brake Shoe: Service and Repair
REMOVAL
1. Raise vehicle and remove rear wheels.
2. Remove and discard spring nuts securing drums to wheel studs.
3. Remove brake drums.
NOTE: If drums prove difficult to remove, retract brake shoes. Remove access plug at the rear of backing plate and back off adjuster screw with
brake tool and screwdriver.
4. Remove U-clip and washer securing adjuster cable to parking brake lever.
5. Remove primary and secondary return springs from anchor pin with brake spring pliers.
6. Remove hold-down springs, retainers and pins with standard retaining spring tool.
7. Install spring clamps on wheel cylinders to hold pistons in place.
8. Remove adjuster lever, adjuster screw and spring.
9. Remove adjuster cable and cable guide.
10. Remove brake shoes and parking brake strut.
11. Disconnect cable from parking brake lever and remove lever.
INSTALLATION
1. Clean support plate with brake cleaner.
2. If new drums are being installed, remove protective coating with carburetor cleaner or brake cleaner.
3. Clean and lubricate anchor pin with light coat of Mopar multi-mileage grease.
4. Apply multi-purpose grease to brake shoe contact surfaces of support plate.
5. Lubricate adjuster screw threads and pivot with spray lube.
6. Attach parking brake lever to secondary brake shoe. Use new washer and U-clip to secure lever.
7. Remove wheel cylinder clamps.
8. Attach parking brake cable to lever.
9. Install brake shoes on support plate. Secure shoes with new hold-down springs, pins and retainers.
10. Install parking brake strut and spring.
11. Install guide plate and adjuster cable on anchor pin.
12. Install primary and secondary return springs.
13. Install adjuster cable guide on secondary shoe.
14. Lubricate and assemble adjuster screw.
15. Install adjuster screw, spring and lever and connect to adjuster cable.
16. Adjust shoes to drum.
17. Install wheel/tire assemblies and lower vehicle.
18. Verify firm brake pedal before moving vehicle.

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