Replaces

1978-1981 Pontiac LeMans Rear Brake Shoes

Part Details

  • Location: Rear

  • New

This REAR brake shoe set is just what you need to get your vehicle stopping in good order again!

Specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both the LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) REAR
  • Premium Grade Brake Shoes
  • No core charge
  • Direct replacement
  • Correct for: 9-1/2 x 2 Inch Drum

This rear brake shoe set makes a great replacement and has an excellent value over the price of a dealer brake shoe set.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

Wear and Tear

This item is backed by a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under its intended use. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Step 1: Removing the Wheels (1:10 in the video)
    • Use a 19mm socket to remove the lug nut covers.
    • Loosen the lug nuts.
    • Raise the vehicle.
    • Remove the lug nuts and the wheel.
  2. Step 2: Removing the Brakes (1:39 in the video)
    • Spray them with penetrating oil.
    • Remove the locking tabs around the bolts.
    • Hit the brake on the front with a hammer to loosen it. Pry with a screwdriver once loosened.
    • Use vise-grips to lock on to the spring. Pull the spring out and down and remember what spring goes where.
    • Remove the other spring the same way as the last.
    • Pull the lever down and pull the lever across from it off.
    • Hold the back of the pin that holds on the shoes. Using the vise-grips push and twist the other side. Do the same with the other pin.
    • Take the brake shoes off.
    • Make sure there is not a leak near the wheel cylinder.
  3. Step 3: Taking the Brakes Apart (6:56 in the video)
    • Separate the shoes
    • Pull the adjuster from the shoes.
    • Clean the threads on the adjuster and coat with anti-seize.
    • Make sure it spins easily.
  4. Step 4: Preparing the New Brakes (8:07 in the video)
    • Match up the old springs with the news springs.
    • The larger shoe is the rear shoe.
    • Attach the shoes with the spring and adjuster.
    • Put anti-seize on all the places the shoes contact.
  5. Step 5: Installing New Brakes (9:16 in the video)
    • Put the emergency brake bracket into the triangle slot on the brake shoes.
    • Put the shoes on to the wheel
    • Put the pins in through the back of the shoes.
    • Replace the spring using the vise-grips to pull it into place.
    • Put the adjusting arm with the new cup into place. Reinsert the pin
    • Attach the shorter spring to the lever.
    • Put the opposite lever into place.
    • Slide the emergency brake separator back into place.
    • Reinsert the remaining springs using the vise-grips.
    • Put the small spring back under the larger lever
    • Replace the drum. Use the adjuster to expand the shoes so that it will fit properly. You want the drum to slide on with a little drag.
  6. Step 6: Replacing the Wheel (15:01 in the video)
    • Put the wheel into place.
    • Thread the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft/lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Penetrating Oil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer
  • Vise-Grips
  • Wire Brush

How-to Video:

(15:41 min)

Tools List:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Penetrating Oil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer
  • Vise-Grips
  • Wire Brush




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Part #: 1ABPS00145

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