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You need to shortern the auto adjuster by releasing the tab and screwing it in so that the rod is shorter. Also make sure the emergency brake cable is not tight. If an emegerncy brake adjustment was made in the past you will have to also loosen the emergency brake cable. The brake self adjuster is actuated each time you back up and step on the brake

This is not a very good picture but this is the adjuster:
http://mechdb.com/images/thumb/7/73/Escort_reardrums15.jpg/300px-Escort_reardrums15.jpg

If you have the screw type release the tab and shorten by turning star-burst wheel.
If you have the flat type.. release the adjuster where it mates under the pancake disk just off center (Screwdriver and hammer will release it) Push it AWAY from the pancake head post to release.

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You need to adjust the brakes so it will go back in. There is an adjuster with gear and teeth on it. Turn it untill you can fit the drums. Then once in there you still have to adjust it again so it will not be loose otherwise the brakepedal will be too low and the handbrake wont engage enough to hold the car.

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