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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
who_datjeep
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2001 XJ Rear Brake Drum Adjustment

I just got my front rotors replaced, pads replaced, rear drums machined and new shoes. The Jeep doesn't stop as quickly as it used to and the e brake has to be pulled all the way up for it to stay put. I saw there was a plug on the bottom of the drum that has an adjustment star wheel. Which way do I need to turn for tightening and which way for loosening. I don't think the self adjuster works. I don't want to over tighten the shoes but I would like for the rear brakes to be a little more responsive and for the e brake to actually work. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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Put it all together. Pull ebrake up 2 clicks. Jack stand both rear wheels. On the inside of the brake drum at bottom there should be a rubber flat plug (or a flat hole if missing). Spin the tires and Put a flathead screwdriver in and push on the bottom of the wheel (it will want to on its own if you push in pretty straight). Keep clicking until you hear the rear drag. Go inside let down ebrake and spin the rear wheels. They should JUST BARELY stop dragging.
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