I posted that I had done a brake job and the rear drums were getting hot.
Dan suggested that the E-brake might be too tight. I took his advice and
loosened it, however, the shoes continued to drag hard on the drums. I took
them apart yesterday and found the problem. Dan was right but the adjustment
needed to be done in the brake assembly rather than at the E-brake lever.
The Focus has a ratcheting E-brake lever device. You have to manually set it
to as far closed as it will go. Once you do this, the drum slides right on.
The manual I have (Haynes) doesn't mention this and it's not really
intuitive. Anyhow, back in business!