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Unread 10-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Drum Brake Issue

Hey all, long story short I was bleeding my brake system and ran into an issue with the rear bleeder valves, just too many years on the road, so I just changed the entire cylinder out. I've taken pics and have only done one side so far and the putting together went fine till I installed the adjuster cable. Its hooked on as you can see but there is no tension at all, any ideas?

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Unread 10-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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from the picture it looks like the adjuster is turned all the way in. I bet it's ok once the shoes are adjusted for the drum. Also, bang on the shoes a little with a rubber hammer. Not too hard, but sometimes they get hung up or off center.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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Hmm, that does make sense let me give it a shot, I'll let you know. Thanks.


Nope, the adjuster actually made it worse. I did figure it out though. The cable guide has a protrusion on the rear that's designed to fit in the hole on the shoe, I didn't make sure it was properly adjusted when I attached the spring, resulting in the slack.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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looks like you may have the wrong cable... do you have 9 or 10 inch brakes (measure the inside of the drum). Im betting you have 9 inch and they gave you items for 10" drums....
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