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Below are the replacement procedures for your vehicle's rear brake shoes and linings. Let me know if you need further assistance with this repair.
Raise and support the vehicleRemove the wheel mounting nuts, then the rear tire and wheel assemblyRemove the brake drum Remove the lower shoe springCompress and remove the hold-down spring retaining the rear shoe to the support platePull the rear shoe away from the anchor allowing better access to the parking brake cable connection at the leverCompress the cable return spring, then reomve the parking brake cable from the parking brake leverCompress and remove the hold-down spring retaining the front shoe to the support plateRemove both brake shoes from the wheel cylinderRemove both shoes and remaining parts as an assembly through the opening between the wheel cylinder and support plate hub and bearingPlace the shoe assembly outboard-side-up on a flat surfaceRemove the adjuster spring from the leading shoe and the lever pawlRemove the lever pawl from the pivot on the rear shoeFlip the shoe assembly over to show the inboard sideRemove the upper shoe return springRemove the adjuster from the shoes and parking brake lever
Lubricate shoe contact areas on support plate and anchor using Mopar Brake Lubricant (or equivalent)Lubricate the adjuster screw threads with same lubricant. Turn adjuster wheel in until it is completely seatedPlace on front shoe and one rear shoe inboard-side-up on a flat surface (rear sho has parking brake lever attached to it)Install the adjuster, adjuster wheel toward the rear, between the two brake shoes. Make sure the wide notch in the rear fork aligns with the parking brake leverInstall the upper return spring as shown in diagram belowFlip shoe assembly over to show the outboard sideInstall the lever pawl onto the pivot located on the rear shoeInstall the adjuster spring between the front shoe and the lever pawlInstall the pre-assembled brake shoe assembly through the opening between wheel cylinder and support plate hub and bearingInsert the upper tips of the brake shoes into the grooves of the wheel cylinder pistonsPosition the bottom of the front shoe against the anchor pinInstall a shoe hold-down pin from the rear, through the support plate and the front shoeCompress and install the hold-down spring retaining the front shoe to the support plateCompress the parking brake cable return spring, then carefully install the cable onto the parking brake lever. Releasing the spring guiding it beneath the retaining tab on the leverPosition the bottom of the rear shoe against the anchor pinInstall a shoe hold-down pin from the rear, through the support plate and the rear shoeCompress and install the hold-down spring retaining the rear shoe to the support plateInstall the lower shoe springAdjust the brake shoes to the drum diameter using a brake shoe gaugeInstall the brake drum Install the tire and wheel assemblySlowly rotate both rear wheels and verify that the brake drums LIGHTLY drag on the shoes. Lower the vehicle and road test stopping in both forward and reverse directions. The automatic-adjuster will continue to adjust brakes as necessary during road test.