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How To Adjust Rear Drum Brakes?
Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:19 PM
Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:07 PM
take the drums off and check the cylinders are not leaking, it should be dry under the dust covers.
slacken the cables off and adjust the shoes up till they just rub on the drum, pump the pedal hard a few times then adjust the handbrake, there shouldn't be much tension in the cables.
Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:55 PM
Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:09 PM
Thanks wp, how do i adjust the shoes and handbrake? The cylinder is dry. I already took the drum off.
I am all for learning about how to repair my own car but I would suggest using a manual or take it to someone that can talk you through it or pay and watch it be done. Brakes aren't trial and error, especially when it ain't joust discs and pads.
Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:04 AM
You can adjust the brake shoe by taking 1 of the wheel bolts out, then with a screwdriver, turn the adjuster cog until it just starts to rub when tou turn the wheel.
The adjuster cog is towards the top of the drum, shouldn't be too hard to find.
Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:46 AM
Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:37 PM
I started doing the other wheel also but there something else occured....
I didn't get the brake power right after turning the adjuster cog, so ik removed the drum brake and pushed the brake, only on one side of the brake cilinder the brakepiston came out fully.
On the other side of the brake cilinder the piston did not come out, so it's stuck. After putting back the piston that came fully out of the cylinder i blocked the working piston to get the pressure on the stucked side of the cylinder but the piston did't came lose.
Any suggestions on how to get the piston lose?