HOW TO REPLACE WHEEL CYLINDER ON RIGHT REAR

  • Tiny
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  • 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 142,223 miles

How to replace wheel cylinder on right rear

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 10:42 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels.
3. Remove the brake drum. Refer to Brake Drum Replacement.

Fig. 36: View Of Brake Pipe Fitting, Wheel Cylinder Bleeder Valve & Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

4. Clean any debris and contaminants from around the wheel cylinder.
5. Remove the wheel cylinder bleeder cap and valve (2).
6. Disconnect the brake pipe fitting (1) from the wheel cylinder. Cap the exposed brake pipe end to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
7. Remove the wheel cylinder mounting bolts (3).

Fig. 37: View Of Wheel Cylinder
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

8. Using the J 38400 , spread the top of the brake shoes apart, then remove the wheel cylinder from the brake backing plate. See Special Tools.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 38: View Of Wheel Cylinder
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

1. Using the J 38400 , spread the top of the brake shoes apart, then install the wheel cylinder to the brake backing plate. See Special Tools.

Fig. 39: View Of Brake Pipe Fitting, Wheel Cylinder Bleeder Valve & Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

2. Install the wheel cylinder mounting bolts (3).

Tighten: Tighten the bolts to 16 N.M (12 lb ft).
Bleed system when done

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