Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Parking brake shoe

Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. PARKING BRAKE SHOE

  1. Back plate
  2. Parking brake shoe (front)
  3. Adjuster
  4. Adjuster spring
  5. Return spring
  6. Anti-rattle spring
  7. Retainer
  8. Anti-rattle pin
  9. Toggle lever
  10. Parking brake shoe (rear)
    Front
    Apply PBC (Poly Butyl Cuprysil) grease or silicone based grease

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

WARNING:

  • Clean brakes with a vacuum dust collector to minimize the hazard of air borne particles or other materials.
  • Clean dust on disc rotor and back plate using a vacuum dust collector. Do not blow with compressed air.

Nissan Maxima. PARKING BRAKE SHOE

  1. Remove rear wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment".
  2. Remove brake caliper torque member bolts, leaving brake hose attached, reposition the caliper aside with wire. Refer to BR-36, "Exploded View of Brake Caliper".
  3. With the parking brake pedal in the fully released position, remove the disc rotor. CAUTION: Put matching marks on both disc rotor and wheel hub when removing disc rotor. If the disc rotor cannot be removed, remove as follows:
  4.  Secure the disc rotor in place with wheel nuts and remove adjuster hole plug.
  5. Rotate adjuster (1) in direction (B) to retract and loosen brake shoe, using suitable tool as shown.

Nissan Maxima. PARKING BRAKE SHOE

  1. Remove anti-rattle pins, retainers, anti-rattle springs, return spring and adjuster spring.
  2. Remove parking brake shoes, adjuster assembly, and toggle lever.

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Lining Thickness Inspection

  • Check thickness of lining.

Nissan Maxima. INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Standard thickness (new) (A) : Refer to PB-11, "Parking Drum Brake".
Wear limit thickness (A) : Refer to PB-11, "Parking Drum Brake".

Disc Rotor Inner Diameter Inspection

  • Check inner diameter of drum (in disc).

Nissan Maxima. INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Standard inner diameter (new) : Refer to PB-11, "Parking Drum Brake".
Wear limit of inner diameter : Refer to PB-11, "Parking Drum Brake".

Other Inspections

  • Check the following:
  • Lining for excessive wear, damage, and peeling.
  • Shoe sliding surface for excessive wear and damage.
  • Anti-rattle pin for excessive wear and corrosion.
  • Return spring and adjuster spring for sagging.
  • Make sure that adjuster moves smoothly.
  • Visually check the inside of drum for excessive wear, cracks, and damage.
  • Replace with new parts as necessary.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Refer to PB-8, "Exploded View" and apply PBC (Poly Butyl Cuprysil) grease or silicone-based grease to the specified points during installation.
  • Assemble adjusters so that threaded part is expanded when rotating it in the direction as shown.
  • Shorten adjuster by rotating it the opposite as shown
  • Check parking brake shoe sliding surface and drum inner surface for grease. Wipe off all grease adhering to the friction surfaces.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

ADJUSTMENT

After replacing the parking brake shoes or disc rotors, or if the parking brake does not function properly, perform the break-in operation as follows.

  1. Adjust parking brake pedal stroke to the specified amount. Refer to PB-4, "On-Vehicle Service".
  2. Perform parking brake break-in (drag run) operation by driving and performing the following steps:
  • Drive forward at a constant speed of approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
  • Apply the parking brake for approximately 5 - 15 seconds at an operating force of approximately 150 - 199 N (15 - 20 kg, 34 - 45 lb).

CAUTION:

  • To prevent lining from getting too hot, allow cool off period of approximately 5 minutes after every break-in operation.
  • Do not perform excessive break-in operations, because it may cause uneven or early wear of lining.
  1. After break-in operation, check that the parking brake pedal stroke is at specification and adjust again as necessary. Refer to PB-4, "On-Vehicle Service".
    Parking brake control

    Service data and specifications (SDS)