I had to replace drums and brake shoes on rear of truck. One drum was so tight I had to drill holes and split it with a chisel to get off. Shoes were stuck to inside of drum.
With adjusters adjusted all the way in I could just get the drums on. I had to beat them on
with a rubber mallet. Of course they dragged too much so I took them back off. The drums are stamped maximum diameter of 256 millimeters which is what is listed for my truck. I took the hand brake cable completely loose to be sure it wasn't causing the problem. I took digital pictures as I disassembled the breaks and everything looks the same. There is something wrong but I have no idea what it is. I have worked on this truck a good part of three weeks and I'm tired of working on it. This is the first time I've ever run into this. Please help me if you can.
Sincerely and in deep need,
Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 6:34 PM