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How can you tell if your rear drum brake adjuster is inoperable?

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2006-03-05 05:18:37
2006-03-05 05:18:37

On most cars and light trucks, this is accomplished by removing the drum and examining the star wheel mechanism. If it is not turnable by hand (or by screwdriver if you haven't removed it), then it is inoperable. It should be replaced. If there is no star wheel mechanism, then adjuster failure might also be a failure of the parking brake or of any number of springs.

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