Help! Rear Drum Brake Issues!
Got a 2000 TJ which I love. Did a full brake job on it a few days ago (pads, shoes, rotor/drum turned, hardware) and have been having issues getting the rear drums to function properly. Not a drum brake fan at the moment, should have just done zj disk swap (might do this if fixing this cost any money and keeps taking alot of time). FYI its a D44. So my issues are that the drums don't seem to want to self adjust and the E-brake does not work whatsoever now. Now I am trying to address these issues but I can't get the drums off. They're locked up. Star adjusters (which I lubed) wont budge. It will let me tighten the star wheel on one side but I'm pretty much bending my fork trying to loosen the star adjuster. No clue what to do at this point. I'm stuck and would appreciate any advice on what to do next. Goal is not to damage any of my new components including the turned drums.