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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 7th December 2019, 22:03 Thread Starter
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B max rear drum removal

Having a problem getting the rear drums off. There is a hole in the backplate with a rubber grommet - is this for slackening off the self adjuster? If so how does one go about it? I can just make out what looks like a ratchet wheel but no idea how to release it. Drum is free and not rusted on. At 30K miles there's probably a bit of a wear lip in the drum, hand brake is of course off. Do I need to slacken it off at all? - the hole must be there for something.
Can't find anything on You Tube or written, the Fiesta brakes are totally different, but perhaps similar to a Focus?

Any help will be appreciated, thanks, Dave.
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Assuming you are checking to see if the shoes are o.k , i think you'll find most will say to leave them alone (unless you're sure you have a problem.) They should last for many more than 30 000 miles.

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there should be two grommets on the backplate
a small on to inspect the linings.
and a larger one for releasing the autoadjuster
hp1 in this diagram
https://ford.7zap.com/en/car/48/code...2/16150/70554/

I think you may need to loosen the handbrake adjustment before you start, this is below the handbrake lever its self.
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