I just replaced my rear brakes today, and thought I would post some photos, showing how the hardware should
be assembled. These were taken on the passenger's side, but the front-to-back is the same on the driver's side.
I've seen several post by people on how to get their rear brakes back together, hopefully these photos will help.
The self-adjuster has the most parts, one thing to look out for, the threaded portion of the adjuster faces the front
brake shoe on both driver's and passenger's sides:
And last, but important, especially if you live where the salt the roads, put anti-seize grease on the center hub. More important
if you have aluminum alloy wheels:
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