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Standard: 3.4 mm (0.133 in.)

Service limit: 1.0 mm (0.04 in.)

7. If the parking brake lining thickness is less than the service limit, replace all the parking brake shoes

as a set.

8. Check the bearings in the hub unit for smooth operation.

9. Measure the inside diameter of the parking brake drum with inside vernier calipers.

Parking brake drum inside diameter:

Standard: 189.9-190.1 mm (7.476-7.484 in.)

Service limit: 191.0 mm (7.520 in.)

Fig. 60: Measuring Inside Diameter Of Parking Brake Drum
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10. If the inside diameter of the parking brake drum is beyond the service limit, replace the brake

disc/drum.

11. Check the parking brake drum for scoring, grooves, and cracks.

12. Clean the mating surface of the brake disc/drum and the inside of the wheel, then install the rear

wheels.

PARKING BRAKE SHOE REPLACEMENT

DISASSEMBLY

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see LIFT AND

SUPPORT POINTS ).

CAUTION: Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material

composition, could be hazardous to your health.

Avoid breathing dust particles.

Never use an air hose or brush to clean brake assemblies. Use an
OSHA-approved vacuum cleaner.

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2. Remove the rear wheels.

3. Release the parking brake and remove the rear brake caliper and brake disc/drum (see REAR

BRAKE DISC REPLACEMENT ).

4. Disconnect and remove the upper brake spring (A).

Fig. 61: Identifying Upper Brake Spring And Adjuster Assembly
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5. Remove the adjuster assembly (B).

6. Disconnect and remove the lower brake spring (A).

Fig. 62: Identifying Lower Brake Spring
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7. Remove the parking brake lever assembly (A), and disconnect it from the parking brake cable end (B).

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Fig. 63: Identifying Parking Brake Lever Assembly And Parking Brake Cable
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8. Remove the tension pins (A) by pushing the retainer springs (B) and turning the pins.

Fig. 64: Removing Tension Pins
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9. Remove the parking brake shoes (C).

REASSEMBLY

1. Apply Molykote 44MA grease to the shoe ends and connecting rod ends (A), sliding surfaces (B), and

opposite edges of the parking brake shoe (C) as shown. Wipe off any excess. Keep grease off the
brake linings.

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Fig. 65: Applying Grease To Shoe Ends And Connecting Rod Ends
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2. Reinstall the tension pins (A) and retainer springs (B).

Fig. 66: Installing Tension Pins
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3. Connect the parking brake cable end (A) to the parking brake lever assembly (B).

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