Below guide will teach you How to Replace Brake Shoes. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Mallet Hammer
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Standard Wrench Set
- 1/2 in. Drive Ratchet
- 3/8 in. Drive Torque Wrench
- Brake Shoe Set
- DIY Costs: Est. $67.54 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $182.47 parts and labor
- Park the vehicle on a flat surface.
- Loosen the lug nuts but keep them in place.
- Raise the vehicle with the help of floor jack and support the vehicle on jack stands. Floor jack alone is not enough to ensure your safety.
- Take the lug nuts way and discard the wheels from the vehicle.
- Discard the brake drum and if required, pull out the star wheel adjuster as well.
- Using a spray bottle filled with a solution of water and detergent, clean the brake assembly. Never use compressed air for cleaning the brakes. Examine carefully whether the brake shoes are damaged or not.
- Discard the primary and secondary brake shoe return spring from the anchor pin and brake shoes.
- Disconnect the adjuster cable and spring assembly. Unfasten the star adjuster screw and thread the adjuster completely in it.
- Discard the front brake shoe retainer, parking brake linkage and also front brake shoe.
- 10. Next, you need to discard the parking brake lever from the rear brake shoe. Also, discard the rear brake shoe retainer and rear brake shoe as well.
- Lubricate the backing plate contact points with white lithium grease.
- Now you are ready to install the new brake shoe by reversing the entire process. Make sure that during installation new brake shoe remains clean.
- Reassemble the brake drum and adjust the brake shoe as required.
- Put the wheels back and secure them with lug nuts.
- Remove the jack stands and lower the jack. Take a small drive to confirm the repair work.