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Old 09-04-2006, 02:55 AM   #21
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I have never once contemplated adjusting my rear brakes. Anyone got a how to or pics? But my e-brake needs quite a push to feel engaged (it'* not floppy or loose though) and after reading this it'* got me thinking.
John, the star wheel is on top of the brake assembly, not below like all the other brakes I've seen. All you need is two medium screw drivers, one to hold up the ratchet and another to spin the star wheel. Moving the star wheel upwards expands the shoes.

Just do so until the drum begins to drag a little.
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the fsm states you use a 1/4 and 1/8 in drill bit to measure. pushing the bit into the punched out hole, a 1/8 inch should go by the actuator, while a 1/4 in bit should not.
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So to remove the drums... just pull?
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In "The good old days", there was an access port on the backs of the drums where you could spint the tire, reach through the littl hole with a screwdriver, click the spur til the tire quit spinning, then unclick it a couple of times. Voila, adjusted brakes...
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In "The good old days", there was an access port on the backs of the drums where you could spint the tire, reach through the littl hole with a screwdriver, click the spur til the tire quit spinning, then unclick it a couple of times. Voila, adjusted brakes...
we dont have those on these cars?! I thought we did..
hmm
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In "The good old days", there was an access port on the backs of the drums where you could spint the tire, reach through the littl hole with a screwdriver, click the spur til the tire quit spinning, then unclick it a couple of times. Voila, adjusted brakes...
we dont have those on these cars?! I thought we did..
hmm
I honestly haven't checked. Just went by what Mr Wren had to say....
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So to remove the drums... just pull?
Yep, they'll slide right off.
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So to remove the drums... just pull?
Yep, they'll slide right off.
If they don't

you have to knock out the little hole on the back and using a screwdriver push the actuator to release the pads. I found a valve stem cap works perfectly to fill the hole
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I've looked and never seen the knockout..

Travis.. got any pics for us?
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I've looked and never seen the knockout..

Travis.. got any pics for us?
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