Remarkably I still had my original rear drum brakes from 1993 on my Jeep Wrangler. I figured the 15 year mark was the time to change them out. This is not a complete overhaul. I didn’t have to rebuild the wheel cylinders just replaced almost all the springs and brake shoes.
Jack up the vehicle and remove the tire being worked on.
Remove the rear adjuster access plug on the rear drum backing plate and back off the star wheel. This allows the brakes to retract.
Remove the drum. There might be retaining spring nuts that have to come off, but mine didn’t have any.
Unhook and remove the return springs from the anchor pin.
Remove the adjuster cable from the anchor pin.
Remove the shoe plate guide.
Disconnect the adjuster tension spring from the adjuster lever.
Remove the adjuster tension spring from the adjuster lever, and remove both from the brake shoe.
Using a pair of needle nose pliers push in, turn and release the brake shoe hold down springs.
Removing the hold down springs and pins allows for the removal of the shoes and adjuster screw assembly. The shoes and screw assembly will come off as one piece.