Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Brakes and Traction Control > Drum Brake System > Brake Drum > Component Information > Testing and Inspection > Page 2584
The measurement should be repeated at 3 or more places around the circumference of the drum to determine if the drum is out of round. If the
NOTE: A drum which is out of round will cause a pedal pulsation to be felt upon braking.
The measurement should also be repeated at various depths of the drum to check for a bellmouth condition. If the measurements differ by more
NOTE: 1 inch = 25.4mm, so if your micrometer measures in inches and the specified thickness on the disc is in millimeters, convert millimeters
Example: Specification on disc is 17.8 mm.
NOTE: After a brake drum is machined, wipe the braking surface diameter with a cloth soaked in denatured alcohol.
WARNING: If one brake drum is machined, the other should also be machined to the same diameter to maintain equal braking forces.
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