This is the second part of the drum brake replacement. There is another post for the removal of the drum brakes. For the installation parts I didn’t want to mess around with getting individual springs and shoes so I purchased an overhaul kit. Because this is part of the < $880 project I’m listing the cost below:
|Rear Brake Overhaul Kit For Dana 35||$119.90|
Clean the backing plate with a brush or cloth.
The kit I bought required me to press in the pin on the replacement shoe. Just look at the recently removed shoe to figure out which hole in the new shoe to press it in. Luckily I had a large vice to do this. Using a socket and the vice I put the pin in. I tried using a hammer but it didn’t work.
I put the adjuster screw assembly and shoe spring to the new shoe.
Install the parking brake strut and spring as your putting the the brake shoes on.
Put the brake shoes on the backing plate, and install in place using the hold down springs and pins.
Reinstall the parking brake actuating bar and the spring between the parking brake lever and primary shoe.
Install the self adjusting cable, cable guide and upper return springs.
Install the self adjusting cam and lowering spring with a pair of pliers.
Check the surface of the new shoes for any grease.
Install the drums.
Adjust the brakes by turning the star wheel outward till the brakes lock the drums. Back off the brakes until the drum spins free by holding the adjustment cam with a small screwdriver and turn the star wheel back.
Once the wheels are back on and both brakes are done, back the vehicle up several times to actuate the self adjusters.