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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Brake Drum Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning in the Preface section.

  1. Check to ensure that the   park brake is fully released
  2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

  1. Remove the brake drum screw (1).
  2. Remove the brake drum (2).
  3. If the brake drum is to be reinstalled to the vehicle, use the CH 41013 resurfacer or equivalent to clean any rust or corrosion from the hub/flange mating surface of the brake drum (2).

    To clean any rust or corrosion from the hub/flange mating surface of the brake drum (2).

  4. Use the CH 42450-A resurfacer or equivalent to clean the wheel hub flange.

Installation Procedure

  1. If installing a new brake drum (2), use denatured alcohol or an equivalent approve brake cleaner and a clean shop towel to remove the protective coating from the friction surface of the drum.
  2. Adjust the drum brakes. Refer to Drum Brake Adjustment.
  3. Install the drum brake.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install drum brake screw (1) and tighten to 7 N·m (62 lb in).
  2. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Apply the brakes approximately three times in order to seat and center the brake shoes within the drum.
Rear Brake Rotor Replacement
Special Tools CH 41013 Rotor Resurfacing Kit CH 42450-A Wheel Hub Resurfacing Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warni ...

Drive Belt Replacement
Special Tools EN 6349 Locking Pin For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Open the hood. Remove the power steering pump belt. Refer to Power Steering Pump Bel ...

Other materials:

Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The low tire pressure warning light alerts to a significant loss in pressure of one of the vehicle's tires. If the warning light comes on, stop as soon as possible and inflate the tires to the recommended pressure shown on the T ...

Metric Fasteners
This vehicle provides fastener dimensions using the metric system. Most metric fasteners are approximate in diameter to equivalent English fasteners. Make replacements using fasteners of the same nominal diameter, thread pitch, and strength. A number marking identifies the OE metric fastener ...

Tracing Powder or Chalk Test
Clean the weatherstrips and the contact surfaces with cleaning solvent. Apply powder or chalk in an unbroken line to the contact surface of the weatherstrip surrounding the perimeter of the suspected areas. Close the panel completely without slamming the panel. Closing the panel comple ...

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