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Replace rear brake shoes on 1999 nissan altima and now the drum will not fit back on.

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If the orginal drums there might be a lip of rust and metal buildup that needs to be cleaned off. try also backing the adjuster off to allow the drum to go over the shoes, do the shoes look the same as the old ones, just more materal? Don't forget to adjust the shoes back to the drum so you gte a good pedal feel, and the rear brakes will work properly

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You have to back up the star nut in the bar which holds the brake shoes apart. It is located on the opposite side of the spindle from the brake cylinder. There is a plate with spring tension on it which prevents the star nut from backing up in normal operation. With one hand, pull this plate to take it out of contact with the star nut wheel and screw the star nut back into the casing. Screw it in just enough to get the brake back on. A little tweaking may be necessary later to get even braking on both sides of the car.

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SOURCE: REPLACE REAR BRAKE SHOES ON 199 NISSAN ALTIMA

Have you tried a big c clamp and squezing it that way also try to loosen the emergency brake tensioner its in the back part of the brake assembly use a flat head to loosen it

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SOURCE: REPLACE REAR BRAKE SHOES ON 199 NISSAN ALTIMA

I also could not compress the rear caliper piston on my 1998 Nissan Altima. That is, until I was checking the Haynes manual for what kind of lubricant to use on the caliper pins for the new caliper I bought because I thought the old caliper was frozen.
IT SCREWS IN! See those 4 notches on the caliper piston? Using needle nose pliers inside 2 of the slots, turn the piston clockwise. It gets easier after a turn or two. Wallah, the piston is collapsed.

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  2. Remove the rear wheels.
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  18. Check the brake drum for scoring or other wear. Machine or replace as necessary. Check the maximum brake drum diameter specification when machining.
  19. Install the rear wheels. Lower the vehicle.
  20. Road-test the vehicle.
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Drum Removal
  1. Remove the rear wheel and the tire assembly. Refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Retract the brake shoes and loosen the brake adjuster screw.
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  1. Remove the brake drum.
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May require big hammer to loosen drum from axle flange. Hit between the the lugs, not on them.

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#10 is access plug to back off adjusting wheel.

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Item Part Number Description 1 2261 Rear wheel cylinder 2 — Dust boot (part of 2128) 3 2197 Wheel cylinder piston (part of 2261) 4 — Cup (part of 2128) 5 2204 Wheel cylinder piston cup spring (part of 2128) 6 — Wheel cylinder housing (part of 2261) 7 — Brake shoe hold-down pin 8 — Access hole (part of 2212) 9 — Rear brake bleeder screw (part of 2261) 10 — Access hole plug 11 — Rear wheel cylinder bolt 12 2212 Rear brake backing plate 13 — Rear brake backing plate bolts 14 2N790 Parking brake lever clip 15 — Spring washer 16 — Secondary brake shoe and lining (part of 2200) 17 — Brake shoe hold-down spring (part of 2B514) 18 — Lower retracting spring (part of 2B514) 19 2A637 Parking brake lever 20 — Parking brake lever pin 21 2A177 Brake shoe adjusting lever 22 — Adjuster lever pin (part of 2A177) 23 — Primary brake shoe and lining (part of 2200) 24 — Upper retracting spring (part of 2B514) 25 2041 Brake adjuster screw

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Take a picture and remember how each part goes and attaches
  1. Remove the brake drum, refer to Drum in this section.
  1. Remove the upper retracting spring.
  1. Remove the lower retracting spring.
  1. Remove the self-adjuster.
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  1. Remove the hold-down springs.
  1. Remove the parking brake lever clip and the parking brake lever.

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