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Old 12-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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stuck drums

I bought new shoes, drums, springs and adjusting hardware. I had to use a 2 jaw puller to remove the drivers drum after adjusting the the adjuster screw all the way in. I removed and replaced everything, and now I can't get the new drums on. the adjuster screw is greased and all the way in. the ebrake is off, and the cylinder is new and compressed. I am getting really frustrated. This is a 05 tj and I hate drum brakes...any ideas on a fix would be appreciated! thanks.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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how close a fit is it? is it possible that you've got the wrong drum? or perhaps the wrong cylinder?

When I did mine it was a tight fit, but certainly wasn't impossible. If yours seems to be way off then I'd say you've got something in the equation that is the wrong size.

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Do you have the primary and secondary shoes paired properly?

If you pair the secondary shoes together, the drum won't fit.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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You may not have the brake pads in the correct spot. I ran into something like that on my XJ. I always take a picture before I tear into drum brakes. Double check the drums are the correct ones too.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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Post a pic with the drum off, someone will be able to spot what you did wrong if anything. The new drums won't go on easy but it shouldn't be as hard as you describe.
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