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Volvo truck reline. Fixed anchor pin type. First jack up the wheel you're going to replace the brakes on and use a jack stand. Remove the wheels. Remove the brake drum. The easiest way to remove this type of brake shoes is to get a lever bar and lever it down so the weight is off the rollers. Remove or unclip the retaining clip and slide the rollers out. The pressure is now off the spring and you can remove it. This allows the brake shoe to swing down and take the pressure off the springs on the other side allowing you to unhook them easily.
If you're reusing the brake shoes mark which one is top which one is bottom so they can go back in the same place. Make sure your wheel speed sensor is very close to touching the tone ring. This one needed pushing in a little. You can also see that this wheel seal is slightly leaking. I'm going to put the brake shoes back on for the sake of this video but that wheel seal needs replacing. Use brake clean to clean the brake drum. Make sure there's no oily residue. A general rule for reusing a brake drum is that you should get two sets of brake shoes for every time you have to replace a drum.
To fit the brake shoes sit your top brake shoe in place, get your orange springs and connect them to the bottom shoe and let it hang off the springs. I like to place the springs one up one down.
Have the green spring hooked into the top shoe swing the bottom shoe into place. Remember that the springs on the other end are already connected. This is the tricky bit getting the bottom part of the green spring to hook into the bottom shoe. I've tried not to edit it too far so that you can see that it is quite fiddly and can take a little bit to get the spring to connect in. Use a bar to lever down your brake shoes and fit your rollers. Make sure you fit the locking tabs. Repeat the process for the top shoe. Check to make sure the springs are still in properly. Then fit your drums and fit your wheels. There's plenty more where that came from go to truck mechanic basics dot com here you'll find notes to all my videos and much much more