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Can get brake drums back on after replacing shoes on my F150.

Since the new shoes are thicker I can't fit the brake drum over them. The new shoes seemed to be compressed as far as they will go. Any tricks to getting them back on?

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  • smburt555 Feb 25, 2009

    These are the rear drums and shoes, not the front calipers and pads. That is a handy trick for the front. My problem is on the back drums. I have the brakes completely decompressed(i think) but the drums still won't fit over the shoes. I've already cleaned out the ridge on the inside of the drum, but still its not enough.

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YOU HAVE TO GET A C-CLAMP AND PRESS THE CYLINDER ALL THE WAY TO THE HOUSING ON CALIPER

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    Raymond Pickett Feb 25, 2009

    YOU HAVE TO RUN THE ADJUSTER PIECE IN AND WHEN YOU GET THE DRUM BACK ON YOU HAVE A HOLE ON THE BACK SIDE TO ADJUST THE BRAKES SO DRUM WANT COME OFF AFTER YOU ADJUST ANY QUESTIONS CALL ME @910-341-5518

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