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Old 06-29-2018, 09:58 AM
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Mine are the same way but i did find open slots in the front side of the drum face, was told that if you get your rim spokes in right place you can make the adjustment without removing the rim and tire. Unfortunately mine do not line up to do that may have to investigate the knock out idea next winter. Typically i just pull the rim and tire and adjust them manually prior to any long road trips.
I don't have slots in the drums, originals may have had them, but I have a receipt that shows replacements were purchased. The air hammer with a flat chisel blade worked great!

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The design of the self adjusters is such that just applying the brakes firmly when backing up will turn the adjuster one click at a time. No need to use park brake. Many people don't apply the brakes firmly enough when backing up for the adjusters to work properly. The shoes shift differently when applying the brakes after driving forward. The brakes will NOT over tighten them selves. The brakes shoes require a certain amount of movement for the adjusters to work. The best thing I have found to use for lubing the adjusters when servicing the brakes is synthetic grease. It won't wash off with water. Completely disassemble the adjuster and wire wheel the male threads and use generous amounts of synthetic grease on the male and female threads, and wife off excess after threading back together. Lube the non-threaded end also.
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The design of the self adjusters is such that just applying the brakes firmly when backing up will turn the adjuster one click at a time. No need to use park brake. Many people don't apply the brakes firmly enough when backing up for the adjusters to work properly. The shoes shift differently when applying the brakes after driving forward. The brakes will NOT over tighten them selves. The brakes shoes require a certain amount of movement for the adjusters to work. The best thing I have found to use for lubing the adjusters when servicing the brakes is synthetic grease. It won't wash off with water. Completely disassemble the adjuster and wire wheel the male threads and use generous amounts of synthetic grease on the male and female threads, and wife off excess after threading back together. Lube the non-threaded end also.
Thanks, that's some good information.
Are we getting a little confused here?!
" use generous amounts of synthetic grease on the male and female threads, and wife off excess after threading back together. Lube the non-threaded end also."
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Thanks, that's some good information.
Are we getting a little confused here?!
" use generous amounts of synthetic grease on the male and female threads, and wife off excess after threading back together. Lube the non-threaded end also."
I am sooo embarrassed . My mind must have wandered. ed: Seriously though, I usually proofread, because of typos. Of course you know I meant to say "Wipe off the excess."
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I am sooo embarrassed . My mind must have wandered. ed: Seriously though, I usually proofread, because of typos. Of course you know I meant to say "Wipe off the excess."
Using the wife is possible, but very hazardous.
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