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1999 chevy tracker with drum brakes (shoes) on the rear. The

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1999 chevy tracker with drum brakes (shoes) on the rear. The hub will not come off. Is there an adjustment for the shoes that will allow clearance?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  George H. replied 8 years ago.

Hello I will help you with you question,


Remove the drum in this manner




  1. Ensure the park brake lever is released.
  2. Remove the 4 screws (1,3,4,6), the 2 clips (2,5), and lift up the console.



  1. Loosen the parking brake cable lock nut (2).
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Remove the locking washers from the wheel studs.



  1. Remove the drum (1) from the axle hub. If the drum cannot be removed by hand, install two 8 mm bolts (2) into the drum. Tightening the bolts will force the drum off the hub.





  1. Before installing the drum, measure the outer diameter of the brake shoes (3). The outer diameter of the brake shoes should be between 219.4 mm (8.638 inch) and 219.7 mm (8.650 inch). If the outer diameter of the brake shoes is not within specification, turn the adjuster (2) in order to adjust the outer diameter of the shoes.
  2. Install the brake drum. Verify that the drum is free of dirt and oil.
  3. Install the locking washers to the wheel studs.
  4. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Press the brake pedal three to ten times with about 30 kg (66 lb) in order to obtain the proper drum-to-shoe clearance.
  7. Adjust the parking brake.



  • Install the console. Secure with 4 screws (1,3,4,6) and 2 clips (2,5).


    Please let me know if you have questions


    Thank you