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I would like to get a diagram of the rear brake shoes and hardwear so I can see if something has been installed incorrectlly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most rear brake-shoe design take some time to adjust than disc brakes...
If you have a special brake adjustment tool that your local automotive store sells, get this tool and pull out the rubber grommet plug, insert the brake adjustment tool until you 'feel' or hear the sound of 'skipping' on the brake self-adjuster spool inside as you wiggle /adjust the tool inside....(push it inside to get a firm feel that you can 'spin' it)
Try to push the tool downward or upward to check if that'll spin the brake self-adjuster part smaller to allow the brake shoes to 'shrink' which should allow you easy removal of the rear brake drum as you wiggle it out.
Be sure not to breathe in toxic brake dust upon successful brake drum removal.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
The star wheel is accessible after removing the elongated rubber plug on the drum housing right next to the brake bleeder screw. Use a "brake drum spoon" to rotate the star wheel one click at a time. The proper direction of rotation is the direction the star wheel does not want to go since you are turning it against the hold of the ratcheting no-back. After rotating it several clicks, jiggle and pull on the brake drum and if it doesn't slide off with a normal amount of force, rotate the star wheel several more clicks. If I recall, the star wheel only has about 25 clicks of rotation or so before even brand-new, thick shoes are backed off away from the drum a significant amount to the point that the auto adjuster has a considerable amount of slack in it (no outward pressure).
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
I believe the bar should have a spring attached to it or relatively close by. when you let go of the brake, the spring pulls the shoes off of the drum and the bar keeps the brakes where they are and does not allow them to be pull back too far away from the drum
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
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