Rear Drum Brake Inspection
|Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material composition, could be hazardous to your health.|
- Contaminated brake linings or drums reduce stopping ability.
- Block the front wheels before jacking up the rear of the vehicle.
|1.||Raise the rear of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. Remove the rear wheels.|
|2.||Release the parking brake, and remove the rear brake drum .|
|3.||Check the wheel cylinder (A) for leakage.|
|4.||Check the brake linings (B) for cracking, glazing, wear, and contamination.|
|5.||Measure the brake lining thickness (C). Measurement does not include brake shoe thickness.|
|6.||If the brake lining thickness is less than the service limit, replace the brake shoes as a set.|
|7.||Check the hub bearing for smooth operation. If it requires servicing, replace it.|
|8.||Measure the inside diameter of the brake drum with inside vernier calipers.|
|9.||If the inside diameter of the brake drum is more than the service limit, replace the brake drum.|
|10.||Check the brake drum for scoring, grooves, corrosion, and cracks.|