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PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)

Brakes and Traction Control > Drum Brake System > Backing Plate > Component Information > Testing and Inspection > Page 2574

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Backing Plate: Service and Repair

Fig 3  Removing Brake Cable From Support Plate

REMOVAL

1. With wheel and brake drum removed, remove brake shoe assemblies and disconnect brake cable.
2. Using a suitable tool such as an aircraft-type hose clamp, compress the flared legs of cable retainer and pull brake cable out of support plate.
3. Disconnect hydraulic brake tube from wheel cylinder.
4. Remove support plate to wheel cylinder attaching nuts and washers.
5. Remove rear axle shaft and retainer.
6. Remove brake support plate from rear axle housing.

INSTALLATION

1. Install support plate onto rear axle housing.
2. Insert rear axle shaft and retainer into housing and install axle retainer nuts and washers.

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Rear wheel brake support to axle housing bolt nut 
7/16" .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 75 ft lb (101 Nm)
1/2" 
............................................................................................................................................................................................ 85 ft lb (115 Nm)

3. Install wheel cylinder and attach hydraulic brake tube.
4. Insert parking brake cable into support plate and attach cable to parking brake lever.
5. Install brake shoes on support plate.
6. Install brake drum and wheel. 
7. Adjust and bleed brakes.

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