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

  • Tiny
  • Ammech
  • 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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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 AT 1:22 AM

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  • Tiny
  • PROTECH1980
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There is no access in the backing plate, you will have to take the drums off to adjust.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 AT 2:34 AM
  • Tiny
  • Ammech
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Thanks Protech1980 -- I was afraid of that, but hoped that wasn't the case. Thanks again for your help.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 AT 4:32 PM
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  • PROTECH1980
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Your welcome, thanks for using 2carpros.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 AT 9:15 PM

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