If you’ve ever had to adjust your rear drum brakes in reverse, then you know how tricky it can be. Your hands are constantly moving and the pedals are in a different spot. Not to mention, the car can feel a little unstable when you’re working with the brakes in reverse. Luckily, there’s an easy way to adjust your rear drum brakes without having to take the car apart. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do it in just a few simple steps.
Basic Theory of Rear Drum Brakes
Rear drum brakes are one of the most important safety features on a vehicle. They help to stop the car quickly if it begins to skid. There are two types of rear drum brakes: manual and automatic. Manual rear drum brakes require you to use your hands to adjust them. Automatic rear drum brakes are usuallylinked to a transmission or a gearbox, and they automatically adjust themselves as you drive.
To adjust a manual rear drum brake, first find the adjustment screw. It’s usually located on the back of the brake pedal arm (where the pedal meets the brake shoe). Loosen this screw until the brake feels slightly less hard (you may need to remove the pedal assembly to do this). Then re-tighten the screw until it feels slightly more hard – this should be enough adjustment for normal driving conditions.
To adjust an automatic rear drum brake, find the adjustment lever or wheel. This is usually located on top of the car near where you would park it (or sometimes behind the mirror). Push this lever towards you until it clicks into place – this will allow youto move it in and out (along its entire range) to make adjustments. You’ll need to move it all ofthe way in order for the brakes to work properly in reverse – don’t just try moving it a little bit at a time!
Adjusting Rear Drum Brakes In Reverse
There are a few ways to adjust rear drum brakes in reverse, depending on the type of brake system your car uses. For example, if your car uses cable-operated drums, you’ll need to loosen the drum’s locknut and pull it out of the drum. Then, use a ratchet or wrench to turn the adjustment screw until the drum is at the desired travel. If your car uses hydraulic drums, there is usually no adjustment required.
Tips for Proper Adjustment
There are three ways to adjust rear drum brakes in reverse.
1) Use the lever located on the brake reservoir. This method is the easiest and requires no tools.
2) Open the brake adjustment screw on the back of the drum. This method requires a hex wrench and takes less time, but you risk loosening the drum if you don’t use enough torque.
3) Remove both screws from each side of the drum and slide them toward each other (away from the wheel). Use a Allen key to tighten or loosen these screws until they stop moving.