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Superkit Installation

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Description

This video demonstrates how to replace brake shoes and wheel cylinders using a TRW Superkit (pre-assembled brake shoe kit).

The initial sequence shows the pre-assembled Superkit; brake shoes and adjuster.

Sequence of operation:

  1. Remove road wheel
  2. Release/disengage the self adjust mechanism
  3. Remove the brake drum
  4. Remove the hold down springs using correct tools
  5. Release brake shoes from lower location
  6. Disassemble brake shoes, adjuster, handbrake cable and remove
  7. Disconnect brake pipe from wheel cylinder and cap the end using rubber cap provided on new cylinder
  8. Remove wheel cylinder fixings and remove old cylinder
  9. Thoroughly clean the back plate using brake cleaner to remove old friction dust and dirt etc.
  10. Fit new wheel cylinder and reconnect brake pipe
  11. Apply grease supplied, only to the contact points as shown. Do not apply excessive amounts!
  12. Re-connect handbrake cable to lever mechanism using correct tools
  13. Fit new pre-assembled shoe/adjuster kit, firstly locating over the wheel cylinder (notice pistons held in place with correct spring tool)
  14. Locate shoes in bottom fixing, again using correct tool to lever the new shoe into position against spring tension
  15. Fix shoes in place using the new pins and hold down springs provided
  16. The complete new brake system, ready for the drum to be fitted
  17. Re-fit the brake drum, ensuring the nut is tightened to the torque level as specified by the vehicle manufacturer
  18. Lock the nut as shown
  19. Replace the cap, and finally re-fit the road wheel, again ensuring the nuts are tightened to the torque level as specified by the vehicle manufacturer.

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