I read a post with same problem but answer didn't help, very short and not detailed. I replaced shoes and drums and had to adjust star wheel all the way in to get drum over shoes. I though star wheels self adjusted when backed up each time you hit brakes, true or false. As a side note I never have understood how a star wheel moves since it's anchored at each end. Anyway I also thought you could move star wheel manually thru drum but no way on these drums no access. Pedal movement not bad, what is spec on how far it should depress before braking? Mine probably an inch and a half. But e brake goes to floor, with no braking. So to recap main issue, how to adjust star wheel manually once drums on and will they auto adjust in reverse? One more note/question, if one side E brake is disconnected will other side still engage? I ask because a friend has a year older Silverado and he accidentally took e brake cable off and well one more question, how do you get it back on with the spring? I tried to help him. Very difficult to compress spring and slide back on plate. Thinking maybe napa sold some sort of small spring compressor but they had no idea. I realize that maybe too much to answer sorry for multiple questions.
Thanks if you can help
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 AT 6:33 AM