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I just replaced my rear brake shoes and drums. So I go put on the new drums and one drum is really tight and has a drag and the other one is fine. I have all the adjustments backed off and not sure what to do next?

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Where the adjuster fits to the shoe, make sure there is no rust built up. File the "groove" out. Rust builds up and makes a tighter fit.

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