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Rear drum shoes question

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?
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at the bottom there is a little rod that has a gear teeth on it the rod is two pieces with one end screwing on. make the rod smaller screw the one end on more...
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at the bottom there is a little rod that has a gear teeth on it the rod is two pieces with one end screwing on. make the rod smaller screw the one end on more...
last sentence didnt make sense. do you have a pic you could show me, or explain a little better. thnx man
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adjust the brake shoe tensioner in..



this thing see how its threaded adjust it in so the shoe's move in and allow the drum to go on
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yea thats what i was taling about. i loosened it the whole way.. i know its put together correctly. could having the drums spun help do you think? they did have surface rust(oxidation) in them cause this is from the junk yard. but they seem alittle to tight for some reason. They will go on if i tap them on with a rubber mallet, but i dont think thats something i wanna do?
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i had the same problem when I changed mine so I just said **** it and rode around until they didnt rub anymore (actually did some burnouts on old tires)
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haha ok, i can tap them on, but i dont want them tp stick to the drums and tear off. waiting on more feedback. thanks zack btw
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make sure the lever for the e-brake is fully released. Are the shoes fully seated to the top post, this will tell if the e-brake lever is adjusted properly.

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what do you mean seated to the top post
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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.
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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.

the rear end is not on a truck its sitting on sawhorses so there is no tension on the e brake cable, but im gonna go out nd see if cleaning off the drums helps
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the top post is where the shoes meet at the top and where the springs are connected.
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casfz1 this is a totally unrelated to brake drums question.

What do you have in your foglights to make them look all blue-ish and spae-cial lookin???
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casfz1 this is a totally unrelated to brake drums question.

What do you have in your foglights to make them look all blue-ish and spae-cial lookin???
this type of stuff is what PM's are for...hint hint...
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