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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Brake Drum Replacement (J93, J94)

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Brakes / Drum Brakes / Brake Drum Replacement (J93, J94)

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

    Warning:

    Refer to Brake Dust Warning.

  1. Release the park brake.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.


  4. Remove the brake drum bolt (1).

  5. Remove the brake drum (1).
  6. If reinstalling the brake drum, use the CH-41013 Rotor Resurfacing Kit to clean the wheel hub flange mating surface of the brake drum of any corrosion.
Installation Procedure
  1. Using the CH-42450-A Wheel Hub Resurfacing Kit to clean the wheel hub flange of any corrosion.
  2. Adjust the drum brakes. Refer to Drum Brake Adjustment.


  3. Install the brake drum (1).
  4. Caution:

    Refer to Fastener Caution.



  5. Install the brake drum screw (1) and tighten to  9 Y (80 lb in)

    .

  6. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  7. Apply the brakes 2 or 3 times to seat and center the brake shoes on the brake drum.
Brake Drum Refinishing
Special Tools CH-41013 Rotor Resurfacing Kit CH-42450-A Wheel Hub Resurfacing Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. T ...

Brake Drum Surface and Wear Inspection
Special Tools CH-8001 Dial Indicator Set For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. With the brake drum removed, clean the brake sh ...

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Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investig ...

Parking Brake Adjustment (Drum Brake)
Note: The park brake cable adjusting nut is a nylon lock type. Use ONLY HAND TOOLS whenever tightening or loosening the adjusting nut. Apply and fully release the park brake several times. Verify that the park brake lever releases completely. Turn ON the ignition. Verify the red B ...

Neutral - Engine Running (Gen 1)
When the gear selector is moved to the Neutral (N) position, the hydraulic and electrical system operation is identical to Park (P) range. However, if Neutral is selected after the vehicle was operating in Reverse (R), the normally-high 35R pressure control solenoid 2 is commanded OFF and the ...

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