Question about 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
I recently replaced my 1997 rear break shoes but I don't know how to adjust them. The brake pedal still too low and I also replaced the front pads reason why I know the issue is that the shoes need adjustment. How can I adjust them.
There should be a rubber insert in the back of the wheel assembely,take it out and you can adjust the brake tighter or looser by turning the adjusting wheel
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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The rear brakes do not require manual adjustment. Adjust the shoes by sharply applying the brake pedal several times while driving the vehicle alternately forwards and backwards. Check the brake operation by making several stops while driving forward. The self-adjusting mechanism will sufficiently adjust the rear brake shoes without any manual tightening at the brake shoe adjuster. If the rear brake shoes are manually adjusted, the additional action of the brake shoe adjuster can cause the brakes to become over-tightened and result in binding or overheated rear brakes.
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