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Brake Ajustment on a 1998 Chevy 1500

I have recently replaced the entire rear-end on my 1998 Chevy 1500. Unlike before, the brakes must be pumped up to work properly. I would like to know how to adjust them to rectify this problem. I have been told to adjust them by using the emergency brake. How is this done? I have a 1985 Silverado also, and adjudt them by removing a rubber plug from the inner plate. I do not think that this is the same on my 1998.

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The rear drum style brakes can be adjusted by removing the rubber plug on the back of the plate, and using a brake tool or flathead you can turn the "star wheel" adjuster to move the shoes closer or further from the drum.

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