Edmunds Answers



  • MrShift@Edmunds 08/25/10 6:19 pm PST

    You'll probably want to go to the public library and get a Haynes or Chilton's manual so you can see the diagrams, but it looks like there are adjusters for the little brake shoes that sit behind the rear brake disc. Also you have to make sure you don't have a stretched brake cable. If it's really stretched, you can't adjust out that much play.

  • 1badmdt 08/26/10 9:45 pm PST

    You just remove the rear wheel, then remove your drum. If it is stuck there are to threaded holes in the face of it to screw a bolt into to bush it of, it takes a 6x1.25 thread bolt. Once the drum is off its always could to spray off the inside of the drum and the shoes/springs,etc.. with some brake clean to get all the brake dust off of them, the you will see a star shaped adjuster on the top side of the shoes where just under the wheel cylinder. it will only turn one direction and will make a clicking noise when turning turn 5 or 6 clicks and a time and put the drum back on and see how it feels. When you spin the drum by hand it should only mak about 3/4 to one full turn before stoping on its own, adjust till you reach this goal.. There is rubber plug that you can remove that allows you to adjust with drum on but its hard to do like this sometimes, plus you dont get to clean the the brake dust out..


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