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Adjustment screw came out and now car is stuck in park

I think the rear brake adjustment screw on drivers side of fell out and I dont know how to put it back in or if I need a new one? Also, now its stuck in park and dont know if its because of that or not...?

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Jack up the car on the driver's rear and see if the raised wheel will rotate. if not your problem is the brakes. remove the wheel and drum and replace broken or missing parts.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Drum brake adjustment

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