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 Post subject: Scout Rear Axle Break Adjustment
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:45 am 
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My Zuki has Dana 44 axles from a 77 scout, front disk breaks, rear drum breaks. A couple years ago the rear breaks were not working well, we took it by a break shop and they adjusted them and everything was fine. They said some spring or something that is suppose to automatically adjust the rear breaks is missing, so the breaks won't adjust them selves as the pads wear down.
Last time we wheeled it the rears weren’t grabbing again, anybody have any clue on how to adjust these things?

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I think you can still get the parts new, or take the wheel and drum off, look at the "star wheel" at the bottom and see how it adjusts. then put the drum and wheel back on and stick some small screwdrivers through the holes and adjust.

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Scout-Matt wrote:
I think you can still get the parts new, or take the wheel and drum off, look at the "star wheel" at the bottom and see how it adjusts. then put the drum and wheel back on and stick some small screwdrivers through the holes and adjust.


Sweet, thanks!

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http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductList.aspx?parttype=367&ptset=A&searchfor=Self+Adjuster+Kit

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Scout-Matt wrote:
I think you can still get the parts new, or take the wheel and drum off, look at the "star wheel" at the bottom and see how it adjusts. then put the drum and wheel back on and stick some small screwdrivers through the holes and adjust.

Correct, on the inside of the brake assembly (without removing any tires or drums) there should be a slot at the bottom of the backing plate, stick a flat blade in there (horizontally) and they're opposite, meaning that on one side you'll want to push the handle down, and on the other you'll want to push the handle up. hope this helps...

they also make a brake tool for this
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Here's a pic of the tool being used on a trailer axle...same idea
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Brake spoons are cheap. I think Napa has one for 5 bucks. Course, if a screwdriver will fit, ya save 5 bucks sheep

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