Eagle L4-150 2.5L (1983)
components and proceed to step 2.
If the vehicle is beyond the warranty period, replaced parts are not warranty eligible.
Install replacement rear axle hub and brake drum assembly, part number 3231640 on each side of the rear axle. Refer to the axle hub replacement
procedures on pages 2F-14 and 2F-15 in the 1982 AMC Technical Service Manual.
Install the rear wheels and tighten the wheel nuts alternately and evenly to 75 foot-pounds (102 N-m) torque.
CAUTION: To avoid distorting the hub and brake drums or damaging the wheel studs, do not overtighten the wheel nuts. Tighten them to specified
If the brakeshoe were replaced in step 1 of the service procedure, they must be burnished, as outlined in the following procedure.
Make 10 to 15 hard stops in reverse, alternating with a forward stop between each reverse stop to adjust the brakes and provide maximum
shoe-to-drum contact during burnish stops.
Drive the vehicle to an area free of traffic which has a speed limit of at least 40 mph.
CAUTION: The burnishing procedure in step 3 requires frequent stops. The brakes must be allowed to cool between stops while burnishing. With an
outdoor temperature of 45~F (7~C) or below allow 0.6 mile between stops, For every 10~F (-12~C) increase in outdoor temperature allow
an additional 0.1 mile cooling distance between stops.
With vehicle in high gear and traveling 40 mph, brake the vehicle at a smooth, even rate to decrease vehicle speed from 40 mph to 0 in no more
than 5 seconds and no less than 4 seconds. Stops which take more than 5 seconds will not burnish the lining fast enough. Stops which take less
than 4 seconds might eventually cause overheating. To adequately burnish new brake lining, 40 to 50 stops are required.
ASSEMBLY, REAR BRAKE
HUB/DRUM (Matched Set)
CO. DRUM, REAR BRAKE - R & R
SO. HUB, BRAKE DRUM - REPLACE
SO. EXTENDED ROAD TEST
(For brake burnishing when brakeshoes are replaced and repair verification)
CO. BEARING AND HUB, FRONT -
REPLACE ONE SIDE Includes halfshaft R & R
Make reference to this I.S. Note on page 2G-3 of the 1980, 1981 and 1982 AMC Technical Service Manual. File this I.S. Note in the vinyl binder
supplied with AMC Supplement 1 of the 1982 Technical Service Manual.