I started to replace the rear brakes on my 1999 dually and ended up with a spring I have no idea where it goes. can you give a detailed instruction on removal of brakes so I may know where this spring goes?
Install the spring washer (3). The concave side of the spring washer should face the parking brake lever.
Install the pin (4).
Install the retaining ring (16).
Install the adjuster pin (12) in the shoe (15) so the pin projects 6.8 to 7.0 mm (0.268 to 0.276 inch) from the side of the shoe web where the adjuster actuator is installed.
Apply brake lubricant or equivalent to the threads of the adjuster screw (14) and inside diameter and face of the socket (7). Adequate lubrication is achieved when there is a continuous bead of lubricant at the open end of the adjuster nut (10) and the socket (7) when the threads are fully engaged.
Install the upper return spring (5).
Lay the shoes (1 and 15) on a clean, flat work surface in the position they will be in when installed on the backing plate.
Pull the spring into the groove at the bottom of the anchor plate.
Connect the hold-down pins and the spring assemblies (8).
Install the adjuster actuator (11) over the end of the adjuster pin (12) so the top leg engages the notch in the adjuster screw. NOTICE: Do not over-stretch the actuator spring. Damage can occur if it is stretched to more than 83 mm (3.27 inches) .
Install the actuator spring (13). The free end of the adjuster actuator (11) must engage the notch of the adjuster nut.
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It's really pretty simple. Jack the truck up and rest it on jackstands on the frame of the truck. Remove the wheels, brake calipers "if it's disc brakes drums if it's drum brakes" remove the brake cable from the park brake assembly, remove the brake fluid lines from the wheel cylinders if it's drum brakes, remove the bolts holding the driveshaft to the rear yoke, remove the bolts holding the rear end to the leaf springs while the rear end is supported with the jack and then slowly let the jack down.... It's out!
If you have drums on the rer yes you do have to remove the axle its simple though you unbolt the 6-8 bolts on the end of the axle then it just simply slides out thats it there mite be some resistance but there isnt anything else holding it in. and you dont have to worry about putting it back into the same spot eather just slide it back in and line up the drum.
Don't listen to the last guy. The drum does not just slide off. You have to remove the axle by removing the eight 5/8" bolts and pulling it out. Inside the hub you will find a ratcheting lock nut. Visible will be 4 slots where a special socket fits. You can buy the socket from a parts store or you can just use a 1/4" punch and slowly hammer to slowly thread the nut off. Drivers side is left hand thread while the passenger side is right hand thread. Remove the nut and the outer bearing will fall out (so catch it before it hits the dirt). Then slide the drum off. While you inside there it is a good idea to replace the axle seal. It's about $30 and an easy change.