Also Known as: Brake Dust Shield, Backing Plate, Wheel Dust Shields
The Brake Dust Shield (Brake Backing Plate) serves as the guide for the parking brake cable and protects the parking brake mechanism from debris.
Brake Dust Shields need to be replaced primarily due to rust and corrosion from exposure to harsh winter weather as well as in coastal areas and humid conditions. Debris could damage the parking brake, making it inoperable. The NAPA Brake Dust Shields are sold in pairs.
NAPA releases a two-piece “split” plate design version of its popular Brake Dust Shield covering nearly
14 million GM Trucks and Vans from 1999-2009.
Based on Technician feedback, this “split” design saves labor time by eliminating the need to remove the axle cover when servicing this part. This “split” design cannot be purchased from the Dealer.