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Old 22 Feb 2017, 01:07 pm
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I have an 06 pt touring . needed a brake job got all new parts drums shoes cylinders got the self adjusters bottomed out but still cant get the new drums to fit over the new shoes. anybody got some advice?
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Old 22 Feb 2017, 02:34 pm
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Compress the cylinders more?
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Old 22 Feb 2017, 03:20 pm
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Welcome to the forum from Texas. When you have time, please go to new member and introduce yourself. Tell us more about your Cruiser and maybe add a picture or two.

I agree with Rob, if the adjusters are all the way in and everything is assembled properly, try pushing the against the shoes on both sides of the wheel cylinder and see if it will compress. Doing this will give you enough clearance to install the drum.
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Old 22 Feb 2017, 03:27 pm
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You either have the spreader bar below the cylinder installed wrong or do you have the parking brake pulled?

Did the new linings match the old ones
Did the cylinders match
Did the drums match
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I am not commenting directed at anyone on this thread only a memory sparked because of the content.

The joke around *Auto Pars of the number one "come back" part having to do with brakes is the shoes that don't fit because the material is to thick. The even funnier thing is most of the time it was in regards to relined shoes.
If any members ever worked for any time in *AP retail you understand the joke.
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