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Handbrake problem I replaced rear brake shoes & adjusted lever but still have no handbrake.Is there somewhere else I am supposed to adjust?Would appreciate help please.

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Did you check the operation of your hand brake & the cable that attaches to it?

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The rear drum brake system includes the parking brake mechanism. Refer to Section 206-05 .

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