Why does the hand brake have no tension after replacing rear brake drums, shoes and spring hardware?

Tiny
WHITYTDW
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  • 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 86,000 MILES
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS = Replaced rear brake shoes, drums and spring hardware, Now the hand brake has no tension and raises all the way up. What should I check? I know I connected the hand brake cables to the rear shoe arms correctly.
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 6:34 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Double check the arms again and the center bar is seated correctly.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Did you adjust the brake shoes?
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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To KHLow2008 - yes I adjusted the brake shoes in accordance with instruction of turning the adjuster until drums have slight drag of shoes incontact with drums.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 2:32 AM
Tiny
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Back off hand brake adjuster and re adjust foot brake, then adjust the hand brake again.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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High possibility something had not been installed correctly at the shoes.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 9:07 AM

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