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Ron, once you have the new brake shoes installed, you have to back off the star wheel adjuster, usually located at the bottom of the backing plate. Turn wheel either counter clockwise or clockwise, you will be able to see which direction brings the bottom of the shoe in or out. You want to back it off just enough so the brake drum slides on with a slight drag, when turning. Good luck.

U have 2 also make sure the EMERGENCY brake is OFF & the EMERGENCYbrake cable are free & not holding pressure on the shoesafter U back the Star adjuster all the way OFF.

Also remember to move the metal plate that is resting against the star wheel,with one hand pull the plate away and with the other hand move the wheel until the shoes are as close as u can get to move than try to put on the drums. ! TUMBLEWEED.

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