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GMC Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information Brake Shoes INSPECTION REMOVAL & INSTALLATION ADJUSTMENT

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Download INSPECTION 1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands. 2. Remove the wheel. 3. Remove the drum from the brake assembly. 4. Use a ruler or a suitable measuring device to measure the lining thickness at the middle and both ends of the shoes. 5. Check the brake linings for peeling, cracks or extremely uneven wear. 6. Compare your readings to the minimum thickness specifications shown in the brake specifications chart in this section. If the lining thickness is less than specified, replace the brake shoes. 7. If their is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, replace the shoes. 8. Always replace the brake shoe assemblies on both sides. Exploded view of the duo-servo drum brake components