They look newish, and seem to slide from my quick examination; hard to tell too much with that big spring at the end fighting you, though. Below are instructions on how to adjust your rear drum brakes using a brake spoon adjuster tool. The sense of community and the. That's it, you've just completed your Jeep's rear brake service and adjustment. This kit came with all the springs, pins, clips, retainers and plugs you need to do a complete overhaul of your drum brakes.
Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii will require an additional charge. Throughout our website and catalogs these terms are used for identification purposes only. So yeah; not much of a chance for the parking brake to work. The M38A1 incorporates a hand operated lever that operates a rod through the floor which actuates a unit mounted on the back of the transfer case. Install your Jeep factory adjuster lever spring onto the new rear facing brake shoe pin.
Due to its low cost, this kit is something you might want to consider getting before you start the servicing of your rear drum brakes. We have all these parts and so much more! If drums prove difficult to remove, retract brakeshoes. This is the junk that usually stops working. The fact that there is nothing on the road that it can be confused with is what drew me to it. Truck freight and oversize charges still apply unless otherwise noted, and can only be shipped to the lower 48 States. Identifying these hand levers will help in correctly identifying the parts for the system that was originally installed on your vehicle. The parking brake strut side with the spring then goes around the front shoe with the slight arch on the top , and the other end of the strut goes around the back shoe and parking brake lever together.
Insert a brake spoon into the access hole so that it engages the teeth on the adjuster screw. Back off the brakes until the drum spins free by holding the adjustment cam with a small screwdriver and turn the star wheel back. Please email me with any questions you might have. My Jeep was my first vehicle, and first and only Jeep so far but I know there will be others. Adjust the brakes by turning the star wheel outward till the brakes lock the drums. Route your Jeep's adjuster cable over the guide on the rear facing brake shoe. Check your hardware to verify that all components are present.
Don't forget that the other side is reversed! Rotate the return spring out and remove it from your Jeep's forward facing brake shoe. He would use that Jeep to ride up the mountains on his farm, I knew after seeing that Jeep I would have one. Again, carefully spread apart your Jeep's brake shoes enough to remove the parking brake strut and springs. I have spoken with customer service and they have been very helpful and friendly. Attach your Jeep's adjuster lever cable back onto the anchor pin and leave dangling for now. Then, rotate the adjuster screw until there is a slight drag when you rotate your Jeep's wheel. Fortunately, this is one of the cheapest maintenance jobs you can do on your Jeep but unlike servicing your, it is kind of a pain in the rear to do.
As with anything you do on your Jeep, having the right tools can make all the difference. Remove the shoe and repeat the process on the opposite shoe. Adjust the star wheel until there is only a slight drag. Remove the adjuster lever spring from the pin on your Jeep's rear facing brake shoe. It is important to come to a complete stop each time as a rolling stop will not activate the auto adjusters. Hook your Jeep's parking brake lever into the new rear facing brake shoe and then secure the shoe onto the backing plate using the factory hold down spring and pin. Then, using a flat head screwdriver, remove the access hole rubber plug on your Jeep's drum brake backing plate.
All parts listed are aftermarket replacement parts. Your brake drums and shoes are an important part of your brake system. Make sure the new forward and rear facing brake shoes are properly seated into your Jeep's brake shoe caliper piston. Is this just a matter of tightening up the front parking brake cable nut, or is this a sign that the rear cables are toast? Thoroughly clean your Jeep's drum brake adjuster screw with brake cleaner and then apply some spray lube to the threads of it. Starting with the driver side drum brake, use a pair of needle nose vice grips to clamp on, unhook and remove your Jeep's brake shoe spring.
They can wear out with frequent use, and the frequency becomes greater when driving off roads. If you have pics of your own repairs or can suggest other methods - please contribute your ideas and pictures to this article! Secure shoes with new holddown springs, pins and retainers. Click on the link below to see instructions on how to do this: Instructions 1. Using a pair of vice grips, clamp onto the brake shoe return spring attached to the forward facing brake shoe and then pull it off the anchor pin. If this is the first time removing your Jeep's rear brake drums for service or replacement, you will need to first remove a couple of retaining clips securing it in place. Looking for a Willys repair manual, Willys engine parts, Willys transmission parts or Willys brake parts? Additional Notes After removing my Jeep's rear drum brakes, I found that a couple parking brake strut springs were broken. Remove your Jeep's drum brake adjuster lever cable from the anchor pin.
Check the surface of the new shoes for any grease. Lower your Jeep back onto the ground and then complete the adjustment to your rear drum brakes by driving your Jeep forward and then come to a complete stop. Again, using a pair of vice grips, clamp onto the brake shoe return spring attached to the rear facing brake shoe and then pull it off the anchor pin. Rotate the return spring out and remove both it and the adjuster lever cable guide from your Jeep's rear facing brake shoe. You'll see it on the item page as a Vendor Handling fee, and it will show up in the cart below the item s you're ordering. Then, reach behind your Jeep's drum brake backing plate and press on the hold down spring pin. Wheel cylinder is not shown in this image.