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Old 07-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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06 zx3 adjuster

Looking to find out if anyone knows somewhere (other than the dealer) that sells an adjuster for the rear brake shoes? I know its a self-adjusting system but the teeth on the adjuster are worn out. Ford wants like $52 per side!

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Sure they aren't just dirty? The teeth are really really small as compared to old school stuff, you clean them with like a toothbrush. Even the slightest bit of brake dust on them makes them look like no teeth at all.
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Sure they aren't just dirty? The teeth are really really small as compared to old school stuff, you clean them with like a toothbrush. Even the slightest bit of brake dust on them makes them look like no teeth at all.


This, mine looked like stripped out gears but work fine. I say clean it all up and put it back to together, if they can't hold the adjustment then I'd replace them but I bet they are going to be fine.
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They don't hold adjustment. Since the car was rear ended the car has been back to the shop for brake work 4 times in 2 months... all they do is clean and adjust the brakes.... I just replaced the shoes, drum and bearing and spring kit hoping it would stop the squealing and that's when I saw that the adjuster looked worn as hell. They apparently are not foci friendly and rounded out the teeth with a screw driver....

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