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Old 05-08-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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I took the drums off to check the wear on the shoes. I put them back on and noticed they are dragging a bit. I went to adjust the parking brake and even when the bolt is all the way loose, the brakes still drag. Actually the parking brake was a little loose before. The service manual says the parking brake should be adjusted so there is no drag.

so is some drag normal? do I need to adjust something in the drum assembly to stop them from dragging?
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also, one side seems to drag only during part of the rotation. does this mean the drum is warped and I need a new one?
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there is supposed to be a slight drag nothing serious just a slight sound... your shoe could be off kilt a little or the drum isnt on right
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how do I adjust the shoe and/or drum to make sure they are on right?
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i think i figured it out - i pushed the brake pedal while the drums were off and the thing self adjusted out. I found the adjuster bolt gear, turned it a few times, put the drum back on, and pumped the brake pedal to re self adjust. now it seems good.
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that happens alot or sometime the drum gets a lip on the inside and it catches on that glad you figured it out
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