Use a small screw driver to adjust the adjusting start wheel. It will only turn one way, because of
a stop mechanism. If it does not turn one way, turn it the other way to adjust the rear shoes
outward, which brings them closer to the inside of the drum surface for better stopping power.
Close up of how to adjust rear drum brakes for longer life between replacement.
Use a small screw driver to adjust the adjusting start wheel. It will only turn one way, because
of a stop mechanism. If it does not turn one way, turn it the other way to adjust the rear shoes
outward, which brings them closer to the inside of the drum surface for better stopping power.
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overall description of
rear drum brakes.
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Description and operation of rear drum brakes with drum removed.
How to adjust rear drum brakes for longer life.

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Adjusting And Cleaning Rear Drum Brake Procedure