Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Brakes and Traction Control > Drum Brake System > Brake Shoe > Component Information > Service and Repair > Brake Shoe Removal and Installation > Page 2597
Brake Shoe: Service and Repair
For additional information see Notes, Warnings, and Hints.
Fig. 6 Release type brake adjuster
1. Remove rear plug from brake adjusting access hole.
4. Remove rear wheel and clips from wheel studs that holds drum on axle. Discard clips. Remove drums.
Brake Linings & Springs
Inspect brake linings for: Excessive wear, physical damage, and oil, grease or brake fluid contamination.
If any of the above conditions exists, brake linings should be replaced.
WARNING: Do not attempt to replace only one set of brake shoes; they should be replaced as an axle set only to maintain equal braking
Inspect brake shoe webbing, hold-down and return springs for: Signs of overheating indicated by a slight blue color.
If any component exhibits signs of overheating, replace hold-down and return springs with new ones.
CAUTION: Overheated springs lose their pull and could cause brake linings to wear out prematurely.
Inspect hold down retainers, springs and pins for: Sags, bends and external damage.
Replace as necessary.
Inspect hold-down retainers and pins for: Bends, rust and corrosion.
If any of the above conditions exist, replace retainers and pins.
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