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Old 10 Nov 2012, 09:26 am
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2004 PT cruiser rear brakes, adjustment wheel problems

Hi everyone, I'm having problems with my adjustment wheel.
I cant seem to get a grip on it to move it with screwdriver or spoon

the teeth just seem too small or smooth
also from sitting outside wheel and reaching over it, do i push the wheel down towards the ground? or up towards the roof?
thanks any help would be great
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Default Re: 2004 PT cruiser rear brakes, adjustment wheel problems

Looking at the Haynes manual it "looks" like the wheel turns UP to loosen the rear brake shoes, DOWN (of course) to tighten. The instructions don't tell you in exact words. As far as not getting a grip on the wheel, use the correct tool or a flat blade screwdriver wide enough to catch hold of most of the thickness of the wheel. If the adjuster hasn't been touched in a long time, it mat have a small amount of dirt/rust holding it from turning. You might have to take the drum off to see what's happening.
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Old 10 Nov 2012, 10:32 am
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Default Re: 2004 PT cruiser rear brakes, adjustment wheel problems

got one - passenger side push down
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Be carful if like CREWZIN said and they are rusted you might round off the teeth and ruin the part. These turn relatively easy.
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Default Re: 2004 PT cruiser rear brakes, adjustment wheel problems

thanks got it
all done
how do i adjust them back to the correct position?
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Turn the cog the opposite way as you spin the wheel. When you feel the brakes drag on the drum, back off one or two turns.
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