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Pulled off rear left drum and pulled off brakeshoe springs .cleaned parts with brake cleaner put springs back on and drum wont go back on. I even turned the star adjuster all the way in and the drum is still so tight that when it does go on it wont even turn .the shoes seem like they are all the way together asfar as they will go at he top too . what do i need to do.did I missalign somthe shoes at the cylinder or what else can it be . Any help would be appreciated

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Is the handbrake released,and check if all the adjusters is down,it can also be that ur handbrake cable is stuck on puling

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    thank you so much . after all the agony i figured out what it was ,the metal bar on top moved a fraction of an inch and even though the cylinder was compressed it wouldnt work . the spacer between the shoes popped up and i didnt notice until I saw the wear mark . thank you everyone for the time you took to give me advice ,I just dont believe just a small (fraction would make such a difference) anyway thank you everybody. have a nice day

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    thank you to the man that replied. my mail is below . thanks for the time to contact me . and thank you for the time you took to help . mark13pl@ at .com.

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It still might be hanging up on something.What I do is take the other side off and check to see if there are any mistakes by comparisons of the two.Thank you for your questions

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    thanks

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