Trouble removing brake drums

Tiny
MFINZEL
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  • 2001 NISSAN PATHFINDER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 97,435 MILES
So, I was told by a local "chain" repair shop that my rear brakes are bad and need to be replaced. I'm familiar with Car repair so I want to save the $150 in labor and do it myself.

I got the drum on one side off without much trouble. The problem is, the other side I can't get to budge. In the repair manual, it talks about removing the access plug, inserting a screwdriver to lift the adjuster lever off the adjusting wheel and using another screwdriver to turn the wheel.

For the life of me, I couldn't get the adjuster wheel to turn in the direction that contracts the shoes. Any suggestions? I tried it for about 2 hours today and didn't get anywhere.
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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 AT 8:40 PM

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Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. Here is a tutorial to view showing how to change rear brake shoes:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums

I've attached picture steps below on how to change the rear brake shoes on your vehicle. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 AT 10:20 PM

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