1st Gen xB rear drums and brakes not holding
I went ahead and replaced my rear brake drums a month ago (drums, pads and springs) and I haven't been able to get the rears to hold for more than a couple of days. What i mean by that is that the e-brake works a few times, but then I'm finding I have to pull it all the way up to get it to hold, and by that time the rears don't hold.
I'll then jack the rear up, disengage the e-brake, take the drums off and have to rotate the star wheel to expand the shoes. I put the drums back on and feel enough resistance that it won't spin more than once, so I know the brake should hold again.
It appears after adjusting the star wheel and using the e-brake a few times, the star wheel must loosen by itself, and then I'm back to readjusting it.
My question is, is that wheel supposed to loosen by itself? I know there is a metal bar that sits between the gears of that star wheel, I presume to keep the wheel from rotating, but on my vehicle, it doesn't hold it in place.
Last edited by Ford_Falcon; 02-24-2014 at 06:11 AM.