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If you're to the point of taking the drums off then find the star adjuster. It will have threads and a wheel with teeth on it. the wheel with teeth is the adjuster. It should only move one way in the expanding direction. Turn it a few clicks and put the drum back on. Check drag by spinning the drum, and checking park brake lever travel. Be careful not to over tighten or you can burn your brakes up. NO GOOD!! Hope this helps.

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