Remove brakes – John Deere 318 User Manual
CAUTION: Avoid breathing dust that may be
generated when handling components
containing asbestos fibers. Inhaled asbestos
fibers may cause lung cancer. Normal handling
is not hazardous as long as airborne dust
containing asbestos is not generated.
Avoid creating dust. Never use compressed air
for cleaning. Avoid brushing or grinding
material containing asbestos. When servicing,
wear an approved respirator. A special vacuum
cleaner is recommended to clean asbestos. If
not available, apply a mist of oil or water on
the material containing asbestos.
Keep bystanders away from the area.
1. Disconnect battery negative (—) cable.
2. Raise rear of machine and install support stands
3. Remove rear wheel.
4. Bend edge of washer (A) flat against drum.
5. Remove nut and washer.
6. Pull drum off axle.
If drum hits shoes, turn the adjuster to reduce the drag
If drum is tight on shaft from corrosion, remove drum
using a three-leg wheel puller. DO NOT use an impact
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