Below is a step by step set of directions on replacing the rear brakes. If you have never done rear brake shoes before, figure 45minutes per side. My best advice is to have both tires and rear drums removed at same time, and replace one side at a time so you have the other side as a pattern to view so that you know you have all the springs in their right place. I also advise replacing the hardware(springs and clips) at the same time as they are most likely worn. Hardware kit cost about $12 for yours
See Figures 1 through 15
Fig. Fig. 1: Use a brake cleaner to clean the brake surfaces
Fig. Fig. 2: Using a brake tool, remove the return spring from the anchor pin
Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the return spring and the adjuster cable guide
Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the adjuster cable
Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the shoe guide plate
Fig. Fig. 6: Disengage the hold-down spring retainers from the hold-down pins
Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the hold-down springs and pins
Fig. Fig. 8: Pull the shoes apart and then ...
Fig. Fig. 9: ... remove the parking brake strut and spring
Fig. Fig. 10: Remove the shoes from the backing plate
Fig. Fig. 11: Disengage the parking brake cable
Fig. Fig. 12: Lubricate the shoe contact points-10 inch drum brake backing plate shown
Fig. Fig. 13: Adjusting the gauge to fit the brake drum
Fig. Fig. 14: Adjust the brake shoes to fit the gauge
Fig. Fig. 15: Adjusting the drum brakes using a brake spoon
CAUTION Brake shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
A brake spring removal tool and a brake adjusting gauge are required for this procedure.
Always replace brake linings in axle sets. Never replace linings on one side or just on one wheel.
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