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Put in new brake shoes on VW POLO

When i managed to get the drums back on, i could not turn them. They are very tight.Is there a solution to this as i have not even adjusted the hand brake yet? does it have anything to do with ABS? If so, how do i loosen them?

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  • Jethro23 Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks for that but they are self adjusting.

  • Jethro23 Jan 31, 2009

    It is a VW Polo?



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New shoes have more meat on them, thus will normally be too tight against drum. Did you back off the adjusters to compensate for that?

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jan 31, 2009

    what about adjustment wedge? heading says 2002 Jetta, yours says polo, which is it?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jan 31, 2009

    Have you tried just bleeding a little fluid from cylinder, if all other areas have been inspected, such as wedge all way back, hand brake has some slack etc?



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