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Rear brakes 1997 mercury tracer/installed new drums /shoes/wheel cylinders/hardware i bleed brakes but u here a banging sound when you press on b-pedal while driving from rear drums also when car is on jack stands and b-pedal pressed u can turn wheels,

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You need to turn the adjuster
there is a little hole on the bottom of your backen plate to ajust the brakes up

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