Mechanics

DRUM BRAKES -- HOW DO I GET TO THE STAR GEAR?

2006 Mazda Tribute • 75,000 miles

I'm having a bit of trouble adjusting the drum brakes on my 2006 Mazda Tribute. I'm looking at the backing plate of the drum, but I can't find the rubber plug I'm supposed to pull off to expose the star gear. Am I just missing it (and if so, where is it?), Or did Mazda change the way we're supposed to adjust the drum?
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Ammech
July 26, 2011.



There is no access in the backing plate, you will have to take the drums off to adjust.

PROTECH1980
Jul 26, 2011.
Thanks Protech1980 -- I was afraid of that, but hoped that wasn't the case. Thanks again for your help.

Tiny
Ammech
Jul 26, 2011.
Your welcome, thanks for using 2carpros.

PROTECH1980
Jul 26, 2011.