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Old 10-22-2019, 04:55 PM   #1
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My left rear brake adjustment wedge will not turn, all others are fine. Any tips?
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:40 PM   #2
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Has it been moveable before? Try backing it off rather than tightening . Try some penetrant and then moving it back and forth. If you can get some movement you should feel the detent of the actuating wedge shafts a-2042.
You may have to remove the drum and see what’s going on . You will have to remove the e brake plate to get the rear shoes out and assess for removal and repair.
Typically they will move with lubricant and a big enough brake wrench .
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:38 PM   #3
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Penetrating oil and patience.


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Old 10-23-2019, 05:16 AM   #4
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release completely the actuation rod. If there is too much tension o the rod, this might also press the plates on the drum and does not allow to release the adjustment.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:19 AM   #5
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Has it been moveable before? Try backing it off rather than tightening . Try some penetrant and then moving it back and forth. If you can get some movement you should feel the detent of the actuating wedge shafts a-2042.
You may have to remove the drum and see what’s going on . You will have to remove the e brake plate to get the rear shoes out and assess for removal and repair.
Typically they will move with lubricant and a big enough brake wrench .
Larry shepard
the car is new to me. won't budge either direction
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:20 AM   #6
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release completely the actuation rod. If there is too much tension o the rod, this might also press the plates on the drum and does not allow to release the adjustment.
thanks, i'll try thiss
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:22 AM   #7
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penetrating oil, ATF, heat and keep tapping straight in from the end with a hammer while trying to turn it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:18 AM   #8
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What could be the cause of this other than not being turned for a very long time.
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