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I installed new break pads on the back of my car.

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drum brakes
ford focus 2001

When I'm trying to put back the drum cover I noticed that it seems it wont fit because of the new breaks is there any tips and tricks that I need to know for me to put back the drum cover.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I had the same problem when I did mine. Maybe you can try to sand the sharp egde of the brake shoe a little. I was impatient and smacked mine on.
 

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You need to adjust the star wheel between the shoes, it adjusts over time to keep the shoes fitting correctly. when the shoes are old the adjuster is out and needs to be turned back in for the new shoes.
 

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Hi St12131,

Sorry for my ignorance but how the star wheel look like does it has a picture in the forum that I can see or kindly give me a link.

Thanks.
 
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