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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Park Brake Adjustment
Park Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)
j 21177-A Drum-to-Brake Shoe Clearance Gage
Park Brake Shoe Adjustment
Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution.
Important: The park brake shoes must be adjusted before the park brake cable tension is adjusted.Set the J 21177-A so it contacts the inside diameter of the rotor
Important: Before you adjust the park brake cable tension, verify that the park brake shoes are adjusted to provide a clearance of 0.6604 mm (0.026 in) and the rear disc brake rotors are installed.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
two brake shoes with a auto adjuster at the top ,handbrake lever on right shoe and two return springs .if you cant remember take the other side off and look at that
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
It should be self adjusting (when u back up and apply the brakes, it adjusts ), and can also be manually adjusted (thru removal of the rubber plug on the backing plate). The adjuster (star wheel) can seize due to rusting and it won't adjust automatically or manually. Whenever u do a brake job, spray it w/ wd-40 and turn it back and forth several times to make sure it is free, then I put a dab of high temp. brake grease on the threads (only a small amount, as u don't want it dropping off and getting on the brake shoes).
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: brake line diagram
glennerick, soak them with WD-40 or similar penetrating lubricant, respraying 3 or 4 times a day for a couple days (more days if you have the time). The connections will be too corroded for a wrench, so use vise grip pliers to separate connections. It isn't easy, but it's the best way. As far as the brake line diagram, just replace a section at a time using the old lines as your guide. You can carefully bend them to roughly match the original. They don't have to be exact, just make sure they don't hang down where something can snag on them from the road, keep them away from moving suspension parts (shocks) and don't let them touch exhaust components. If you need further help, let me know. You may want to just hack saw thru the lines so you can get it in a vise to easily remove the rusted lines. (or even bring it to a parts store and get a new connection).
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
there should be several springs. first there are (2) real short springs that hold the shoes to the dust cover/back plate. they go in the center of each shoe. then there is a short spring that goes at the bottom where the adjuster is located. there should be a hole in each shoe. finally there is a long spring that goes at the top where your brake cylinder is and this is what gets attched last after your emergancy brake levers are placed between the shoes .
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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