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It is best to assemble the shoes and springs and only then fit first the one shoeto the backing plate and then the other. Don't forget to fit the handbrake cable before assembly

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How to put both brake pads on with horseshoe spring


I guess you doing rear drum brakes? if so there is a tool available to hold the spring in place while changing the shoes. if tool isn't available, you will need a good pair of pliers and a long screwdriver to pry with to push the spring in place. GOOD LUCK! BE SURE TO WEAR EYE PROTECTION!

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Instructions and diagram,to remove and replace rear drum brakes


1984 Ford Tempo - Rear Drum brake drum/shoes
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION


See Figures below instructions

1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.

2. Remove the wheel, tire, hub and finally, the drum assembly.

3. Using a spring removal tool, remove the horizontal securing spring at the top first of the assembly.

4. Pull the adjuster locking plate away from the shoes.

5. Remove the lower horizontal securing spring.

6. Unfasten one of the 2 shoe hold-down springs and remove the pin.

7. Remove the brake adjuster.

8. Remove the remaining hold down spring and clip.

9. Lift the brake shoes assembly off the backing plate and wheel cylinder assembly. Be careful not to bend adjusting lever during the removal process.

10. Remove the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.

11. Remove the horseshoe retaining clip and spring washer and slide the lever off the parking brake lever pin on the trailing shoe.



To install:

12. Apply a light coating of high temperature grease at the points where the brake shoes contact the backing plate.

13. Apply a light coating of lubricant to the adjuster screw threads and the socket end of the adjusting screw. Turn the adjusting screw into the adjusting pivot nut to the limit of the threads and then back-off 1 / 2 turn.

14. Assemble the parking brake lever to the trailing shoe by installing the spring washer and a new horseshoe retaining clip. Crimp the clip until it retains the lever to the shoe securely.

15. Attach the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.

16. Attach the lower retracting spring to the leading and trailing shoe assemblies and install to backing plate. It will be necessary to stretch the retracting spring as the shoes are installed downward over the anchor plate to inside of shoe retaining plate.

17. Install the adjuster screw assembly between the leading shoe slot and the slot in the trailing shoe and parking brake lever. The adjuster socket end slot must fit into the trailing shoe and parking brake lever.



The adjuster socket blade is marked R or L for the right or left brake assemblies. The R or L adjuster blade must be installed with the letter R or L in the upright position, facing the wheel cylinder, on the correct side to ensure that the deeper of the 2 slots in the adjuster sockets fits into the parking brake lever.

18. Assemble the adjuster lever in the groove located in the parking brake lever pin and into the slot of the adjuster socket that fits into the trailing shoe web.

19. Attach the upper retracting spring to the leading shoe slot. Using a suitable spring tool, stretch the other end of the spring into the notch on the adjuster lever. If the adjuster lever does not contact the star wheel after installing the spring, it is possible that the adjuster socket is installed incorrectly.

20. Inspect your work to make sure it is correct.

21. Install the hub/drum and wheel/tire assemblies and adjust the wheel bearings.

22. Lower the vehicle and check brake operation.


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Fig.1 Exploded View of Rear Brakes - 1984 Ford Tempo

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Fig 2. Remove the brake shoe upper retaining spring with a suitable removal tool.


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Fig.3 Removed retaining spring - note spring direction.

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Fig.4 Remove the adjuster lock plate. Note the direction of the tab.

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Fig.5 Remove the lower retaining spring.

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Fig.6 Remove the Hold Down Spring - note brake spring tool used.

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Fig.7 remove the shoe adjuster. Note direction of the adjuster spline.

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Fig.8 Remove the hand brake cable.

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Fig.9 Remove the final brake shoe.

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Fig.10 All removed parts in order and properly oriented for re-assembly.

Apr 17, 2011 | 1984 Ford Tempo

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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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Diagram for back brakes on a 1995 jeep cherokee sport


Brake Shoes REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Use a brake cleaner to clean the brake surfaces 86749p23.jpg
Fig. 2: Using a brake tool, remove the return spring from the anchor pin 86749p24.jpg
Fig. 3: Remove the return spring and the adjuster cable guide 86749p25.jpg
Fig. 4: Remove the adjuster cable 86749p26.jpg
Fig. 5: Remove the shoe guide plate 86749p27.jpg
Fig. 6: Disengage the hold-down spring retainers from the hold-down pins 86749p28.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the hold-down springs and pins 86749p29.jpg
Fig. 8: Pull the shoes apart and then . . . 86749p30.jpg
Fig. 9: . . . remove the parking brake strut and spring 86749p31.jpg
Fig. 10: Remove the shoes from the backing plate 86749p32.jpg
Fig. 11: Disengage the parking brake cable 86749p33.jpg
Fig. 12: Lubricate the shoe contact points — 10 inch drum brake backing plate shown 86749g41.gif
Fig. 13: Adjusting the gauge to fit the brake drum 86749g42.gif
Fig. 14: Adjust the brake shoes to fit the gauge 86749g43.gif
Fig. 15: Adjusting the drum brakes using a brake spoon 86749p35.jpg
CAUTION
Brake shoes 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. NOTE: A brake spring removal tool and a brake adjusting gauge are required for this procedure.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely with jackstands.
  2. If the brakes have never been serviced before, the drums will be held on the wheel studs with spring nuts. Remove the spring nuts and discard.
  3. Turn the adjustment starwheel so that the brake shoes are retracted from the brake drum and remove the brake drum.
  4. Install wheel cylinder clamps to retain the wheel cylinder pistons in place and prevent leakage of brake fluid while replacing the shoes.
  5. Remove the U-clip and washer securing the adjuster cable to the parking brake lever.
  6. Remove the adjuster cable, cable guide, adjuster lever and adjuster springs. Remove the return springs with a brake spring remover tool.
  7. Remove the hold-down retainers and springs, then remove the brake shoes. To install:
  8. Clean the backing plate with a brush or cloth. Place a dab of Lubriplate® on each spot where the brake shoes rub on the backing plate. NOTE: Always replace brake linings in axle sets. Never replace linings on one side or just on one wheel.
  9. Thoroughly clean and lubricate the adjuster cable guides, adjuster screw and pivot, parking brake lever and lever pivot pin with multi-purpose grease.
  10. Apply a thin coat of multi-purpose chassis lube to the mounting pads on the backing plate.
  11. Transfer the parking brake actuating lever to the new secondary shoe.
  12. Position the brake shoes on the backing plate, then install the hold-down springs and retainers. Don't forget to engage the parking brake lever with the cable.
  13. Install the parking brake actuating bar and spring between the parking brake lever and primary shoe.
  14. Install the self-adjusting cable, cable guide and upper return springs.
  15. Thoroughly clean the starwheel and lightly lubricate the threads with lithium based grease.
  16. Install the starwheel.
  17. Install the self-adjusting cam and lower spring. A big pair of locking pliers is good for this job.
  18. Check the surface of the brake shoes for any grease that may have gotten on them. If dirty, lightly clean with a piece of sandpaper.
  19. Adjust the brakes, install the brake drum and wheel. Lower the vehicle and test drive.
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Aug 17, 2010 | Jeep Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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Need repair guide for rear brakes 1990 E350 Ford


Ford Full-Size Vans 1989-1996 Repair Guide
Brake Shoes - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Light Duty Systems
  1. Raise and support the vehicle and remove the wheel and brake drum from the wheel to be worked on.
If you have never replaced the brakes on a van before and you are not too familiar with the procedures involved, only dissemble and assemble one side at a time, leaving the other side intact as a reference during reassembly.
  1. Install a clamp over the ends of the wheel cylinder to prevent the pistons of the wheel cylinder from coming out, causing loss of fluid and much grief.
  2. Contract the brake shoes by pulling the self-adjusting lever away from the starwheel adjustment screw and turn the starwheel up and back until the pivot nut is drawn onto the starwheel as far as it will come.
  3. Pull the adjusting lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down and toward the rear to unhook the pivot hook from the large hole in the secondary shoe web. Do not attempt to pry the pivot hook from the hole.
  4. Remove the automatic adjuster spring and the adjusting lever.
  5. Remove the secondary shoe-to-anchor spring with a brake tool. (Brake tools are very common implements and are available at auto parts stores). Remove the primary shoe-to-anchor spring and unhook the cable anchor. Remove the anchor pin plate.
  1. Remove the cable guide from the secondary shoe.
  2. Remove the shoe hold-down springs, shoes, adjusting screw, pivot nut, and socket. Note the color of each hold-down spring for assembly. To remove the hold-down springs, reach behind the brake backing plate and place one finger on the end of one of the brake hold-down spring mounting pins. Using a pair of pliers, grasp the washer type retainer on top of the hold-down spring that corresponds to the pin which you are holding. Push down on the pliers and turn them 90° to align the slot in the washer with the head on the spring mounting pin. Remove the spring and washer retainer and repeat this operation on the hold down spring on the other shoe.
  3. Remove the parking brake link and spring. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
  4. After removing the rear brake secondary shoe, disassemble the parking brake lever from the shoe by removing the retaining clip and spring washer.
To install:
  1. Assemble the parking brake lever to the secondary shoe and secure it with the spring washer and retaining clip.
  2. Apply a light coating of Lubriplate®, or equivalent, at the points where the brake shoes contact the backing plate.
  3. Position the brake shoes on the backing plate, and install the hold-down spring pins, springs, and spring washer type retainers. On the rear brake, install the parking brake link, spring and washer. Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
  4. Install the anchor pin plate, and place the cable anchor over the anchor pin with the crimped side toward the backing plate.
  5. Install the primary shoe-to-anchor spring with the brake tool.
  1. Install the cable guide on the secondary shoe web with the flanged holes fitted into the hole in the secondary shoe web. Thread the cable around the cable guide groove.
  2. Install the secondary shoe-to-anchor (long) spring. Be sure that the cable end is not cocked or binding on the anchor pin when installed. All of the parts should be flat on the anchor pin. Remove the wheel cylinder piston clamp.
  3. Apply Lubriplate®, or equivalent, to the threads and the socket end of the adjusting starwheel screw. Turn the adjusting screw into the adjusting pivot nut to the limit of the threads and then back off 1 / 2 turn.
Interchanging the brake shoe adjusting screw assemblies from one side of the vehicle to the other would cause the brake shoes to retract rather than expand each time the automatic adjusting mechanism is operated. To prevent this, the socket end of the adjusting screw is stamped with an "R" or an "L" for "RIGHT" or "LEFT". The adjusting pivot nuts can be distinguished by the number of lines machined around the body of the nut; one line indicates left-hand nut and two lines indicate a right-hand nut.
  1. Place the adjusting socket on the screw and install this assembly between the shoe ends with the adjusting screw nearest to the secondary shoe.
  2. Place the cable hook into the hole in the adjusting lever from the backing plate side. The adjusting levers are stamped with an R (right) or a L (left) to indicate their installation on the right or left-hand brake assembly.
  3. Position the hooked end of the adjuster spring in the primary shoe web and connect the loop end of the spring to the adjuster lever hole.
  4. Pull the adjuster lever, cable and automatic adjuster spring down toward the rear to engage the pivot hook in the large hole in the secondary shoe web.
  5. After installation, check the action of the adjuster by pulling the section of the cable guide and the adjusting lever toward the secondary shoe web far enough to lift the lever past a tooth on the adjusting screw starwheel. The lever should snap into position behind the next tooth, and release of the cable should cause the adjuster spring to return the lever to its original position. This return action of the lever will turn the adjusting screw starwheel one tooth. The lever should contact the adjusting screw starwheel one tooth above the centerline of the adjusting screw.
If the automatic adjusting mechanism does not perform properly, check the following:
  1. Check the cable and fittings. The cable ends should fill or extend slightly beyond the crimped section of the fittings. If this is not the case, replace the cable.
  2. Check the cable guide for damage. The cable groove should be parallel to the shoe web, and the body of the guide should lie flat against the web. Replace the cable guide if this is not so.
  3. Check the pivot hook on the lever. The hook surfaces should be square with the body on the lever for proper pivoting. Repair or replace the hook as necessary.
  4. Make sure that the adjusting screw starwheel is properly seated in the notch in the shoe web.

Heavy Duty Systems
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and drum.
  1. Remove the parking brake lever assembly retaining nut from behind the backing plate and remove the parking brake lever assembly.
  2. Remove the adjusting cable assembly from the anchor pin, cable guide and adjusting lever.
  3. Remove the brake shoe retracting springs.
  4. Remove the brake shoe hold-down spring from each shoe.
  5. Remove the brake shoes and adjusting screw assembly.
  6. Disassemble the adjusting screw assembly.
  7. Clean the ledge pads on the backing plate. Apply a light coat of Lubriplate®, or equivalent, to the ledge pads (where the brake shoes rub the backing plate).
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Jan 15, 2010 | 2002 Ford E350

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How to change back brakes 1999 ford windstar, back brakes are grinding, brake light on


does it have rear disc brakes or drum brakes, if disc brakes should be changed just like the front and you might have an emergency brake shoe inside the rotor that they call a halo shoe, if it is drum brakes take off the adjusting spring and the return spring remove the brake adjuster,the the brake bar then remove the brake shoe hold down spring by holding the pin from the back and pushing and turning the spring to remove from the pin, you might have to remove the the emergency brake bar from one shoe by removing the horseshoe clip from the pin on the shoe if you have problems putting it back together look at the other side that you have not torn down yet.

Aug 12, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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Replacing brake shoes


Remove the bottom spring.
I suggest you wear gloves, and a dust mask, and I'm not kidding.
You definitely don't want to breath the dust, and it's the pits to get off of your hands. Wear protective goggles, or some sort of protective eyewear. One wrong slip, and you can't replace your eye/s!

Take the wheels off of both sides. Remove both brake drums. ONLY, work on one side at a time, so you have a completed brake setup, to refer back to.

I would suggest getting a large kitchen drain pan, (The plastic kind like grandma used for dishes), and put it under the wheel. (Backing plate and brake mechanism) Use a garden hose set on low, and wash the dust into the pan. Start from the top.

Then buy a can or two of brake cleaner. Get the kind that is non-hazardous to breathe. Spray from the top, and wash the backing plate, brake wheel cylinder, springs, anchor pins, and all.
When you're done remove the dishpan. Keep it for the other side.

At the auto parts store where you bought the brake cleaner, buy a brake spring remover. They're cheap, and you'll thank me for this one.
It's like a large set of pliers, only the jaw tips are for removing that spring. At one of the handle ends, is for removing those brake anchor pin locks, and the other handle end has a tip for helping to slip springs back on. (The brake anchor pin, is that pin that comes through the brake shoe.
Then there is a spring, and the brake anchor pin lock. You turn the anchor pin lock 90 degrees to remove it. (12 O'Clock to 3 O'Clock)

Take the adjusters apart, and clean them. After you put them back together, check how they spin.
They must turn easily.
There MAY be a Leading brake shoe, and a Trailing brake shoe. The leading brake shoe goes in the Front.
Read any directions that come with the shoes. It will tell you if the shoes are different from each other.

Clean the part of the axle, that the brake drum sits on. Hard to explain this one. The brake drum has a small hole in the center. It goes over a round protrusion on the axle. Clean the outside edge, of that axle round protrusion, and the brake drum hole. Makes it so much easier, when you go to put the brake drum on. (And take it off the next time)

Apr 28, 2009 | 2004 Saturn ION

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Do know how to put drum brakes on


First you will need a brake spring wrench. This is like a 14" plier looking tool which will uninstall springs on one end of the tool and install springs using the other end. Remove the brake shoes and mount the new shoes one wheel at a time. You will use the other wheel as a reference when putting the new shoes in place. You may have a shoe retainer assembly holding each shoe to the backer plate. A normal pair of pliers will let you depress the spring and turn the spring keeper L or R to remove the keeper. Put your finger on the center pin from the back side of the backer plate so that it doesn't turn when you turn the keeper.

Mar 14, 2009 | 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

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How to install rear brakeshoes


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
If you are not thoroughly familiar with the procedures involved in brake replacement, only disassemble and assemble one side at a time, leaving the other wheel intact as a reference.
1983-88 Vehicles
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle with jackstands.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the brake drum, as outlined earlier in this section.
  4. Place Brake Cylinder Clamp D81L-1103-B or equivalent, over the ends of the brake cylinder.
CAUTIONBe careful that the springs do not slip off the tool during removal, as they could cause personal injury.
  1. Remove the shoe-to-anchor springs, using Brake Shoe R and R Spring BT-11, or equivalent, then unhook the cable eye from the anchor pin.
0900c1528006be0f.jpgFig. 1: Place the brake clamp tool over the ends of the wheel cylinder, then remove the shoe-to-anchor springs using the correct tool
  1. Remove the shoe guide (anchor pin) plate.
  2. Remove the shoe hold-down springs, shoes, adjusting screws, pivot nut, socket and automatic adjustment parts.
  3. Remove the parking brake link, spring and retainer. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.
  4. After removing the secondary brake shoe, disassembly the parking brake lever from the shoe by removing the retaining clip and spring washer.
0900c1528006be10.jpgFig. 2: View of the drum brake components-1983-88 9-inch brake shown 0900c1528006be11.jpgFig. 3: View of the drum brake components-1983-88 10-inch brake shownTo install:
  1. The brake cable must be connected to the secondary brake shoe before the shoe is installed on the backing plate. To do this, first transfer the parking brake lever from the old secondary shoe to the new one. This is accomplished by spreading the bottom of the horseshoe clip and disengaging the lever. Position the lever on the new secondary shoe and install the spring washer and the horseshoe clip. Close the bottom of the clip after installing it. Grasp the metal tip of the parking brake cable with a pair of pliers. Position a pair of side cutter pliers on the end of the cable coil spring, and using the plier as a fulcrum, pull the coil spring back with the side cutters. Position the cable in the parking brake lever.
  2. Apply a light coating of high temperature grease to the brake shoe contact points on the backing plate. Position the primary brake shoe on the front of the backing plate and install the hold-down spring and washer over the mounting pin. Install the secondary shoe on the rear of the backing plate.
  3. Install the parking brake link between the notch in the primary brake shoe and the notch in the parking brake lever.
  4. Install the automatic adjuster cable loop end on the anchor pin. Make sure the crimped side of the loop faces the backing plate.
  5. Install the return spring in the primary brake shoe and, using the tapered end of the brake spring service tool, slide the top of the spring onto the anchor pin.
CAUTIONBe careful to make sure that the spring does not slip off the tool during installation, as it could cause injury.
  1. Install the automatic adjuster cable guide in the secondary brake shoe, making sure the flared hole in the cable guide is inside the hole in the brake shoe. Fit the cable into the groove in the top of the cable guide.
  2. Install the secondary shoe return spring through the hole in the cable guide and the brake shoe. Using the brake spring tool, slide the top of the spring onto the anchor pin.
  3. Clean the threads on the adjusting screw and apply a light coating of high temperature grease to the threads. Screw the adjuster closed, then open it 1/2 turn.
  4. Install the adjusting screw between the brake shoes with the star wheel nearest to the secondary shoe. Make sure the star wheel is in a position that is accessible from the adjusting slot in the backing plate.
  5. Install the short hooked end of the automatic adjuster spring in the proper hole in the primary brake shoe.
  6. Connect the hooked end of the automatic adjuster cable and the free end of the automatic adjuster spring in the slot in the top of the automatic adjuster lever.
  7. Pull the automatic adjuster lever (the lever will pull the cable and spring with it) downward and to the left and engage the pivot hook of the lever in the hole in the secondary brake shoe.
  8. Check the entire brake assembly to make sure that everything is installed properly. Make sure that the shoes engage the wheel cylinder properly and are flush on the anchor pin. Make sure that the automatic adjuster cable is flush on the anchor pin and in the slot on the back of the cable guide. Make sure that the adjusting lever rests on the adjusting screw star wheel. Pull upward on the adjusting cable until the adjusting lever is free of the star wheel, then release the cable. The adjusting lever should snap back into place on the adjusting screw star wheel and turn the wheel one tooth.
  9. Expand the brake adjusting screw until the brake drum will just fit over the brake shoes.
  10. Install the brake drum and wheel and tire assembly, then adjust the brakes.
  11. Carefully lower the vehicle.

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