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Old 20-12-07, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Rear Brake Adjustment

I recently adjusted my rear brakes using the star spindle under each drum to compensate for shoe wear. After adjusting them I noticed that when I brake slightly I hear a rubbing noise from the rear brakes. I remember reading an thread where someone used a torque wrench with one wheel nut on the drum to measure the exact amount of drag to put on each drum, can't seem to find it though.

Basically need to know how much drag to put on the rear brakes and do I adjust this with the parking break off or set one click? Also after adjusting the rear brakes is it necessary to adjust the parking break?

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haha man! it's been awhile, I switched jobs (Working downtown now) and then I broke my wrist so I was out for like 3months. I came back online here and everything was different! Took me a little while to get my account back up and running.
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rear drum could be a lil warped...
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first off did you adjust with the wheel on or off the car...with the wheel on after adjustment it should spin about a turn and a half and then stop...general rule...i never do them with the wheels on though because i do it everyday so i just have a feel for it on how much drag should be on the drum....you should not have to adjust with pressure on the drum...your noise now is most likely rust if you took the drum off. Rust will shift and then it will scrub on your backing plates. what you want to do for that is take it off and hit the edges all the way around with a hammer to break all that rust off and make sure it wont scrub at all.

No need to adjust with the parking brake on and no you do not need to adjust the parking brake separate this will adjust it up when you adjust the shoes!
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I adjusted with the wheel off the car.. I will try to take the rust off and see if that helps any
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if the noise is there when you arent braking chances are you adjusted them too tight. How many clicks are on your parking brake?

If its quiet and only noisy when braking do what 94exr said.
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If its quiet and only noisy when braking do what 94exr said.
WOW he agrees lol

Not to try and take anything away from what you said chris_v2 but i have had the problem with there being rust making noise even without the brakes applied
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I had the rear brakes adjusted by my mech. (Too Cold outside to do it) haha It still rubs so I'm guessing the drum is a little warped.
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did he get all the rust off the edge of the drum?
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