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Front or rear brakes, 2 or 4wd?
Just want to make sure - rear brake pads and calipers, not rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders(different brake systems-both available on his truck)
Ok, there are 2 different rear drum brake assemblies but you can compare parts to diagrams and know instantly which diagram is for yours:
Additional info to help:
See Figures 1 and 2
Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the bolts securing the wheel cylinder to the backing plate
Fig. Fig. 2: Wheel cylinder replacement
Brake shoes and hardware:
See Figures 1 through 9
Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the duo-servo drum brake components
WARNING The brake pedal must not be depressed while the drums are removed!
Fig. Fig. 2: Using a brake tool, remove the shoe return springs
Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the self-adjuster actuator spring
Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the link from the secondary shoe by pulling it from the anchor pin
Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the hold-down pins
If the linings are to be reused, mark them for identification.
Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the shoes from the backing plate
Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the parking brake strut and spring
Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the rear parking brake lever from the secondary shoe using a pair of pliers
Fig. Fig. 9: It's always a good idea to lay all the parts out as they come off
A small amount of fluid will be present to act as a lubricant for the wheel cylinder pistons.
If new linings are being installed, check them against the old units for length and type.
CAUTION It is important to keep your hands free of dirt and grease when handling the brake shoes. Foreign matter will be absorbed into the linings and result in unpredictable braking.
CAUTION The wire should not be positioned with the conventional brake installation tool or damage will result. It should be positioned on the actuator assembly first and then placed over the anchor pin stud by hand with the adjuster assembly in full downward position.
If the return springs are bent or in any way distorted, they should be replaced.
CAUTION Only a small amount is necessary. Keep the lubricant away from the brake linings.
See Figures 10, 11, 12
Fig. Fig. 10: Exploded view of the leading/trailing drum brake-C/K Series
Fig. Fig. 11: Push the parking brake lever off its stop-C/K Series
Fig. Fig. 12: Removing the adjuster actuator-C/K Series
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