If you can pump the pedal rapidly a few times and hold it and it stays high, that is typical of rear shoes out of adjustment. Sometimes the star wheel adjuster gets rusted tight and it won't adjust. Also look for either of the parking brake cables rusted and partially applied. That will also keep the adjusters from working. If one should release later it will let those shoes retract and suddenly you will have a lot of clearance between the drum and shoes.
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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 AT 5:00 PM