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How Self adjusting brake system works in Mazda Protege 2000. I couldn't found any adjuster screw with star wheel as many of the documents suggest. I have Mazda Protege manual and i can give a snapshot?


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September 13, 2011 5:18AM

On 2000 Mazda protege's the rear drum brake shoes use self-adjusters, they (sometimes) self-adjust, it looks like two levers facing each other and when you push the brake shoes away from each other the self adjusters move out more, adjust these until there is about 1 turn of drag on your brake rotor with the drum on, of course.

If the handbrake is still lower than desired there is a 10mm nut (use a deep socket) on the drivers side of the handle inside the rubber flap, turn this to adjust brake lever height.