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2003 mazda protege LX 2.0litre. I installed new brake shoe but I could hardly get my drum back on. Could it be the ajustment. The new shoes are a thicker? The shoes are Monroe B739 bought at Canadian Tire.

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If its the rear breaks it has an adjustment that needs an allen wrench to adjust. you have to take off a small bolt behind the caliper to get to it. turn it to the left to loosen it put the the breaks on and turn it to the right to tighten it. make sure its not too tight on there

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First check if the auto adjuster is fully depressed.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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