Originally Posted by Ranger00
hey guys, i bought an 8.8 out of a ranger and decided that i wanted to change the shoes before i installed the new rear. Well i have the shoes installe dbut now the drums go on very snugly, they dont just slide on i have ot tap them on. i adjusted the e-brake gear at the top and it is closed all the way. is this a bad thing? Do you think if i got the drums spun it would help any?
The p-brake mechanism is self adjusting. With the p-brake pedal released, you can fully relax the cable tension by pulling down on the cable under the driver side footwell and inserting a drill bit or other small tool into the hole on the side of the p-brake pedal mechanism. That will ensure that the cable is fully slacked off.
You may still encounter some resistance while trying to install the drums over a new set of shoes. Check the inside edge of the drum for rust buildup. Cleaning that off can often ease the assembly process.