I have had so much trouble with my rear brakes that I have cut the
lever adjusting plate so that there is no contact with the toothed
The toothed wheel can now only be edjusted manually.
Every year i have had to change my rear shoes (always bought the
best quality available). The problem was every time I changed the
everything would be OK until the self adjusters did their job. They
OVER TIGHTEN the shoes and the brake drums would overheat.
I changed every mechanical part connected with the rear brakes
the drums a couple of times and nothing solved the problem.
Now the Adjusting wheel can only be adjusted manually.
Anybody have similar problems?
Vehicle is a 1981 Ford Fairmont, 6 cyl, 200 cu in, auto trans.
I have 9 inch shoes in rear.
Thanks in advance