Brake Drum Replacement – Instruction

Maximum allowed diameter of the brake drum working surface is 201.5mm. If the diameter exceeds or equals this value the drum needs replacing.

The drum working surface must be clean without deep scratches and scores. If there are such defects you should replace the drum or machine the damaged surface with turning lathe. After that the surface should be treated with a little-grain abrasive stick. And the brake surface diameter must not exceed 201mm.

If the drum has any cracks it must be replaced.

Brake Drum Replacement

1. Throw into the first gear, then fix the front wheels with supports

2. Make sure that the car is unbraked, that is, the parking brake lever is in its low position.

3. After the wheel is removed clean the brake gear.

откручиваем штифты

4. Turn off both locating studs.

снимаем грязь

5. Apply some penetrating fluid, like WD-40, to the hub and after several minutes clean the hub of dirt and rust.

сдергиваем барабан

6. Tapping the drum with a rubber or polymeric hammer, move it a little from the hub.

сбиваем барабан молотком

7. Now you can take the drum off the hub. If you cannot do it try and tap it with a rubber hammer or...

спресовываем барабан

8. … tightening studs or appropriate bolts into the two threaded holes of the brake drum, compress it.

снимаем буртик напильником

9. If you have to reinstall the old drum you should file the bead which appears on the working surface because of wear.

сводим колодки с помощью лопаток

10. Reinstall the drum in the reverse order as you removed the drum. Before this, apply some graphite lubricant or lubricant oil and get the shoes back with two adjusters.


11. Make sure that the wheel is spinning round without difficulty. The drum may touch the shoes – it’s admissible. Press the brake pedal 2-3 times to check the drum and shoes contact, with the car standing firmly on the ground.

If you doubt you can do the above yourselves refer to a professional mechanic. Do not economize on your safety!