Question about 1992 Dodge Ram 250
ADJUSTER SCREW ASSEMBLY WON'T TURN, CAN NOT RELEASE BRAKE SHOES.I TRIED SPRAYING WITH PENITRATING OIL, NO LUCK. CAN ANYONE HELP?
If you can pry it out far enought to pop the ajuster out and the spring off, if not on the back side of backing plate on each side there is what looks like a nail head, they are the heads of the pins that hold the shoes to the backing plate, take a chizzel and pop them off and it should come off that way shoes and all. Of course when you go to get your new shoes you will have to get a hardware kit and new ajusters unless you can free up the old ones and have your drumbs chk. to see if they can be turned, other wise you will have to get new ones, never go cheap on breaks. You need them there when you go to thro the ancor.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Try placing the tip of a screwdiver in the adjuster and hitting it with a hammer,this will usually free it up,another solution is to cut the button end off on the shoe holddowns on the back of the brake plate,remember that the dust in the drum is probably asbestos,so protect yourself with a dust mask or douse it with brake cleaner.Hope this helps.
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