Mechanics

REAR BRAKES

2002 Suzuki XL7

Brakes problem
2002 Suzuki XL7 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 168000 miles

How do you change the rear brakes on a 2002 suzuki xl-7
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Jakey
October 11, 2008.



Removal & Installation (Grand Vitara, Vitara & XL-7)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheel. Ensure parking brake lever is fully released. Loosen adjustment nut on parking brake cable. Remove brake drum by inserting two 8-mm bolts through holes in front of drum and alternately tightening bolts. Before installation, adjust brake shoes to allow brake drum installation clearance. On Grand Vitara and Vitara, outer diameter of brake shoes should be 8.638-.8.650" (219.4-219.7mm). On XL-7, outer diameter of brake shoes should be 9.972-.9.988" (253.3-253.7mm). On all models, to install reverse removal procedure. Adjust brake shoes and parking brake. See INSTALLATION under REAR BRAKE SHOES . See PARKING/EMERGENCY BRAKE under ADJUSTMENTS.

Removal (Grand Vitara, Swift, Vitara & XL-7)
Remove brake drum. See REAR DRUM . Remove shoe hold-down springs. See Fig. 19 . Remove brake shoe struts, adjuster, adjuster lever and return springs. Remove brake shoes and disconnect parking brake cable from parking brake lever. Remove parking brake lever from brake shoe. See Fig. 20 .
Fig. 19: Identifying Drum Brake Assembly Components (Grand Vitara, Vitara & XL-7)
Courtesy of SUZUKI OF AMERICA CORP.
Fig. 20: Removing Parking Brake Lever
Courtesy of SUZUKI OF AMERICA CORP.
Installation (Grand Vitara, Swift, Vitara & XL-7)
Check components for wear or damage. See Fig. 21 . To install, reverse removal procedure. Before installing brake drum, adjust brake shoe-to-drum clearance. See REAR DRUM . Install brake drum. Pump brake pedal 3-10 times to set automatic adjuster. Adjust parking brake. See PARKING/EMERGENCY BRAKE under ADJUSTMENTS.
Fig. 21: Identifying Adjusters & Springs
Courtesy of SUZUKI OF AMERICA CORP.


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Dave H
Dec 21, 2008.


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