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[Request] Guide/How To - Replace rear wheel cyclinder

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:06 PM
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Arrow [Request] Guide/How To - Replace rear wheel cyclinder

I really should have bought the van with ABS and 4 disc brakes!
Hindsight is always 20/20. Anyone have any guids/fsm/how to on repalcing the rear wheel cylinders?

I brought it to the mechanic to replace the shoes because I thought that was whats causing the brake light to come on randomly.

after the inspection they said the shoes have alot of life left on them but the wheel cyclinders are leaking.
Quoted repair price w/ parts & labor: $356.00

Thats way to much for me. So that's what brings me here.
Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:33 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I'd love to help you out, What is the model year of your van?
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REMOVAL
  1. Using a brake pedal depressor, move and secure brake pedal to a position past its first 1 inch of travel. This will prevent brake fluid from draining out of master cylinder when brake tube is remove from wheel cylinder.
  2. Raise vehicle. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE/HOISTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  3. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Disconnect brake tube from rear of wheel cylinder. Cap open ends
  5. Remove brake drum.
  6. Remove brake shoes from brake support plate (Discard if contaminated).(Refer to 5 - BRAKES/HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL/BRAKE PADS/SHOES - REMOVAL)
  7. Remove the 2 bolts attaching the wheel cylinder to the brake support plate.
  8. Remove the wheel cylinder from the brake support plate.
REMOVAL - REAR DRUM BRAKE SHOES
  1. Raise vehicle. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE/HOISTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies from the vehicle.
  3. Remove rear brake drum to hub retaining clips (if equipped), then remove rear brake drums. (Refer to 5 - BRAKES/HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL/DRUM - REMOVAL) NOTE: When creating slack in the park brake cables by locking out the automatic adjuster, (Locked Out Park Brake Automatic Adjuster) be sure that the park brake pedal is in the released (most upward) position.
  4. Create slack in the rear park brake cables. Slack is created by grabbing exposed section of front park brake cable and pulling it down and rearward. Slack is maintained in the park brake cable by installing a pair of locking pliers on the park brake cable just rearward of only the rear</B> body outrigger bracket. (Locked Out Park Brake Automatic Adjuster)
  5. Remove adjustment lever spring (Adjustment Lever Actuating Spring (Right Side Show)) from adjustment lever and front brake shoe.
  6. Remove adjustment lever (Adjustment Lever (Right Side Shown)) from leading brake shoe.
  7. Remove the brake shoe to brake shoe lower return springs (Remove/Install Brake Shoe Lower Return Spring) and (Brake Shoe Lower Return Spring).
  8. Remove the tension clip (Tension Clip Attachment To Adjuster) attaching the upper return spring to the automatic adjuster assembly.
  9. Remove the brake shoe to brake shoe upper return spring (Brake Shoe Upper Return Spring).
  10. Remove the trailing brake shoe assembly to brake support plate hold down spring and pin (Trailing Brake Shoe Hold Down Spring And Pin) from the brake shoe assembly.
  11. Remove the trailing brake shoe assembly from the brake support plate, park brake actuating lever and park brake actuating strut (Trailing Brake Shoe Removal/Installation). Remove the automatic adjuster assembly from the leading brake shoe.
  12. Remove the leading brake shoe assembly to brake support plate hold down spring and pin (Leading Brake Shoe Hold Down Spring And Pin) from the brake shoe. Remove the leading brake shoe from the brake support plate.
  13. Remove the park brake actuator (Park Brake Actuator Plate) from the leading brake shoe and transfer to the replacement brake shoe.
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INSTALLATION
  1. Apply sealant such as Mopar Gasket-In-A-Tube or equivalent around the wheel cylinder opening in the brake support plate.
  2. Install wheel cylinder onto brake support. Install and tighten the wheel cylinder to brake support plate attaching bolts to 8 Nm (75 in. lbs.) torque.
  3. Install brake tube into wheel cylinder. Tighten tube nut to a torque of 17 Nm (145 in. lbs.) torque.
  4. Install the rear brake shoes on the brake support plate. (Refer to 5 - BRAKES/HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL/BRAKE PADS/SHOES - INSTALLATION).
  5. Install brake drum.
  6. Install wheel and tire. Install and tighten wheel lug nuts to 135 Nm (100 ft. lbs.).
  7. Adjust drum brake shoes. (Refer to 5 - BRAKES/HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL/BRAKE PADS/SHOES - ADJUSTMENTS)
  8. Remove brake pedal depressor tool.
  9. Bleed the brake system as necessary. (Refer to 5 - BRAKES - BASE - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  10. Lower vehicle.
INSTALLATION - REAR DRUM BRAKE SHOES
  1. Lubricate the eight shoe contact areas on the support plate and anchor, (Brake Support Plate Contact Areas) using the required special Mopar Brake Lubricant or equivalent.
  2. Install leading brake shoe on brake support plate. Install the leading brake shoe hold down spring and pin (Leading Brake Shoe Hold Down Spring And Pin) on the brake shoe.
  3. Install the park brake actuator strut (Park Brake Components Assembled On Leading Brake Shoe) on the leading brake shoe. Then install the park brake actuator lever on the strut (Park Brake Components Assembled On Leading Brake Shoe).
  4. Install the automatic adjuster screw on the leading brake shoe. Then install the trailing brake shoe on the park brake actuating lever and park brake actuating strut (Trailing Brake Shoe Removal/Installation). Position trailing brake shoe on brake support plate.
  5. Install the brake shoe hold down pin and spring on the trailing brake shoe (Trailing Brake Shoe Hold Down Spring And Pin).
  6. Install the brake shoe to brake shoe upper return spring (Brake Shoe Upper Return Spring). CAUTION: When installing the tension clip on the automatic adjuster, it must be located on only the threaded area of the adjuster assembly (Tension Clip Attachment To Adjuster). If it is located on a non-threaded area of the adjuster, the function of the automatic adjuster will be affected.
  7. Install the tension clip (Tension Clip Attachment To Adjuster) attaching the upper return spring to the automatic adjuster assembly.
  8. Install the brake shoe to brake shoe lower return springs on the brake shoes (Remove/Install Brake Shoe Lower Return Spring) and (Brake Shoe Lower Return Spring).
  9. Install automatic adjustment lever on the leading brake shoe of the rear brake assembly (Adjustment Lever (Right Side Shown)).
  10. Install the actuating spring on the automatic adjustment lever and leading brake shoe assembly (Adjustment Lever Actuating Spring (Right Side Shown)).
  11. Verify that the automatic adjuster lever has positive contact with the star wheel on the automatic adjuster assembly.
  12. When all components of both rear brake assemblies are correctly and fully installed, remove the locking pliers from the front park brake cable.
  13. Adjust brake shoes assemblies so as not to interfere with brake drum installation.
  14. Install the rear brake drums on the hubs.
  15. Adjust rear brake shoes.
  16. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  17. Tighten the wheel mounting stud nuts in proper sequence until all nuts are torqued to half specification. Then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of 135 Nm (100 ft. lbs.).
  18. Lower the vehicle.
  19. Push the parking brake lever (pedal) to the floor once and release pedal. This will automatically remove the slack from and correctly adjust the parking brake cables.
  20. Road test vehicle. The automatic adjuster will continue the brake adjustment during the road test of the vehicle.
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wanted to tell you thanks again. worked out great!
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