Chock the front wheels, release the handbrake and engage 1st gear. Loosen the relevant wheel nuts, jack up the rear of the car and support it on axle stands. Remove the rear wheels.
Work on one brake assembly at a time, using the assembled brake for reference if necessary.
Where applicable, unscrew the single bolt securing the ABS sensor to the brake backplate.
Remove the rear brake drum and hub assembly by unscrewing the four bolts at the rear of the hub assembly
. This is to prevent any damage to the wheel bearings on removal of the drum.
Undo the four bolts . . .
. . . and remove the hub/drum assembly
Note the fitted position of the springs and the brake shoes, then clean the components with brake cleaner, and allow to dry
. Position a tray beneath the backplate, to catch the fluid and residue.
Note the position of the springs
Remove the two shoe hold-down springs, use a pair of pliers to depress the ends so that they can be withdrawn off the pins. Remove the hold-down pins from the backplate
Unclip the brake shoe hold-down springs . . .
. . . and pull out the pins from the backplate
Disconnect the top ends of the shoes from the wheel cylinder, taking care not to damage the rubber boots.
To prevent the wheel cylinder pistons from being accidentally ejected, fit a suitable elastic band or wire lengthways over the cylinder/pistons. DO NOT press the brake pedal while the shoes are removed.
Pull the bottom end of the brake shoes from the bottom anchor
(use pliers or an adjustable spanner over the edge of the shoe to lever it away, if required).
Pull brake shoe from the bottom anchor
Pull the handbrake cable spring back from the operating lever on the rear of the trailing shoe. Unhook the cable end from the cut-out in the lever, and remove the brake shoes
Use pliers to disengage cable from lever
Working on a clean bench, move the bottom ends of the brake shoes together, and unhook the lower return spring from the shoes, noting the location holes.
Pull the leading shoe from the strut and brake shoe adjuster
, unhook the upper return spring from the shoes, noting the location holes.
Disengage the leading brake shoe
Pull the adjustment strut to release from the trailing brake shoe, and remove the strut support spring
Disengage the adjustment strut
If the wheel cylinder shows signs of fluid leakage, or if there is any reason to suspect it of being defective, inspect it now.
Clean the backplate, and apply small amounts of high-melting-point brake grease to the brake shoe contact points. Be careful not to get grease on any friction surfaces
Grease the brake shoe contact points on the backplate
Lubricate the sliding components of the brake shoe adjuster with a little high-melting-point brake grease, but leave the serrations on the eccentric cam clean.
Fit the new brake shoes using a reversal of the removal procedure, but set the eccentric cam at its lowest position before assembling it to the trailing shoe.
Carry out the renewal procedures on the remaining rear brake.
Before refitting the drum, check its condition.
With the drum in position and all the securing bolts tightened to 70 Nm (52 Ibf ft), refit the wheel.
Lower the car to the ground, and tighten the wheel nuts to 90 Nm (66 Ibf ft).
Depress the brake pedal several times, in order to operate the self-adjusting mechanism and set the shoes at their normal operating position.
Make several forward and reverse stops, and operate the handbrake fully two or three times. Give the car a road test, to make sure that the brakes are functioning correctly, and to bed-in the new shoes to the contours of the drum. Remember that the new shoes will not give full braking efficiency until they have bedded-in.