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1989-97 Vehicles Drum Brakes (Let me know if you need the Disc Brake Instructions)


  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies, then remove the brake drum.





    Fig. 4: View of the drum brake assembly with the drum removed
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    Fig. 5: Use a commercially available brake spray to clean the
    components before removal
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  3. Install Brake Cylinder Clamp D81L-1103-B or equivalent, over the ends of the
    rear wheel cylinder.
  4. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.





    Fig. 6: Detach the parking brake cable and conduit from tremove replace rear brakes on ford t bird 1996 - 88189g31.gifking brake lever
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  5. Remove the 2 brake shoe hold-down retainers, springs and pins.
  6. Spread the brake shoes over the piston shoe guide slots. Lift the brake
    shoes, springs and adjuster off the backing plate as an assembly. Be careful not
    to bend the adjusting lever.





    Fig. 7: Lift theremove replace rear brakes on ford t bird 1996 - 88189p16.jpg, springs and adjuster off the
    backing plate as an assembly
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  7. Remove the adjuster spring. To separate the shoes, remove the retracting
    springs.
  8. Remove the parking brake lever retaining clip and spring washer. Remove the
    lever from the pin.

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    Fig. 8: Drum brake components - 1995 vehicle shown







    Fig. 9: Exploded view of the drum brake components, removed
    from the vehicle
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    To install:

  9. Apply a light coating of caliper slide grease to the backing plate brake
    shoe contact areas.
  10. Apply a light coat of lubricant to the threaded areas of the adjuster screw
    and socket. Assemble the brake adjuster with the stainless steel washer. Turn
    the socket all the way down on the screw, then back off 1?2 turn.
  11. Install the parking brake lever to the trailing shoe with the spring washer
    and a new retaining clip. Crimp the clip to securely retain the lever.
  12. Position the trailing shoe on the backing plate and attach the parking brake
    cable. Position the leading shoe on the backing plate and attach the lower
    retracting spring to the brake shoes.
  13. Install the adjuster assembly to the slots in the brake shoes. The socket
    end must fit into the wider slot in the leading shoe. The slot in the adjuster
    nut must fit iremove replace rear brakes on ford t bird 1996 - 88189g33.gifs in the trailing shoe and parking brake lever.





    Fig. 10: Install the adjuster assembly in the slots in the
    brake shoes
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  14. Install the adjuster lever on the pin on the leading shoe and to the slot in
    the adjuster socket.
  15. Install the upper retracting spring in the slot on the trailing shoe and the
    slot in the adjuster lever. The adjuster lever should contact the star and
    adjuster assembly.
  16. Install the brake shoe anchor pins, springs and retainers. Remove the brake
    cylinder clamp tool
    Install the brake drum, wheel and tire assemblies and lower the vremove replace rear brakes on ford t bird 1996 - next.gif
  17. Apply the brakes several times while backing up the vehicle. After each
    stop, the vehicle must be moved forward.

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