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What is the easiest way to put back the drum brakes? im having a very difficult time just getting the pieces to stay together while placing the springs in their respective places.. help!!!

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dont understand, why take them off in the first place ? refitting is the reverse of what youve done ?!
unless of course you have applied pressure to the brake pedal which will knock up the auto adjusters (if fitted ?)then the drums wont go on till you reset them. more info required

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