2003 Chevy Cavalier Replacing rear brake shoes

Tiny
AWHILDEN
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 95,000 MILES
I'm trying to replace my rear brake shoes. I have the car on a jack and the wheel removed. Now I am trying to loosen the slack adjuster to pull off the drum, but I can't find where in the backing plate I can access the the toothed wheel. The brake line is at 12:00, and there are two oval plugs at 2:00 on the edge and 11:00 an inch out from center. I've looked in both these holes and can't find the slack adjuster. And I can't find any other hole in the backing plate. How do I loosen the brakes to slide the drum off?


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Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 2:58 PM

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Tiny
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HI
Start wheel adjuster slot is top one. Need a brake spoon tool to turn star wheel. If don't have tool most parts places have.
Let me know
Thanks for donate
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Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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Which one is the top one? They are both on the top part of the wheel.
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Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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Below brake line
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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Sorry Charlie, I know this a very late response to this but I thought it should be edited. What is below the brake line going in is the wheel cylinder.
The adjusting star wheel is at the lower part of the brake system but GM for some unknown reason decided not to allow you to adjust it without taking the drum off first
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 AT 5:47 PM

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