1996 Ford Contour 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
I have replaced my brake shoes and now with everything reassembled, I cannot get the drums back on. The adjuster is fully retracted, the springs appear to be properly installed and are not interfering with anything, the shoes aren't hanging up on the backing plate and the cylinder is compressed. There is about 1/16" to 1/8" overlap between the drum and shoe surfaces. The issue seems to be in the area of the adjuster as the shoes barely contact the cylider pistons. I have checked the adjuster repeatedly and it appears to be fully retracted. I have serviced my brakes previously and, while the fit has been tight, haven't had the problem to this degree. I have tried with the new and old shoes installed with the same issue.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 9:20 PM