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    Trouble with rear brake drums (can't get drum back on after changing brake shoes)

    I have a 2013 mirage and have replaced the rear brake pads (drum) but cannot get the pads to sit flush in the hub and cannot get the outer rotor/ hub onto the shaft? Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmirage View Post
    I have a 2013 mirage and have replaced the rear brake pads (drum) but cannot get the pads to sit flush in the hub and cannot get the outer rotor/ hub onto the shaft? Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
    Did you loosen the nut on the adjustment for E-Brake on the center console?

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    Did you replace the shoes on both rear brakes? In other words, did you leave one of the rears untouched so you can use it as a reference for what it's supposed to look like? It's easy to put drum brakes back together with a spring on backwards or something.

    Don't know if this helps...but here's a pic of my 2015 rear drum brakes (rear passenger side) when my car was new...

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    It sounds like what you are saying is that the shoes are adjusted out too far and you can't get the drums to fit over the new shoes?

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    You need to reset the auto adjuster (silver metal thats below the brake cylinder) and reset also the e-brake 10mm nut so that the new brake shoes sits flush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaimaRaiko View Post
    You need to reset the auto adjuster (silver metal thats below the brake cylinder) and reset also the e-brake 10mm nut so that the new brake shoes sits flush.
    from behind:


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    I remember trying to find this when I first bought my car...and I couldn't quite figure it out.

    The red arrow below is pointing to the auto adjuster...

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    The "adjuster check hole" must be on the backing plate?

    I've googled this brake setup to death and can't find any further explanation, pics, video, etc. This is not a common setup in the US. So if someone actually gets this to work, be sure to post a pic or give us a little more detail on exactly how to do this!


    edit - Here's a pic from a different angle. Maybe it's starting to make sense now. I think I will try this the next time I have my car in the air...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    This is not a common setup in the US.
    I think it's clever.

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    At first I also did try resetting the auto adjuster at the rear as illustrated but after fiddling I find it easiest just to stick a flat head screw driver in between the geared parts of the adjuster then just twist to release tension & that will reset the shoes.

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    Aftermarket shoes might not fit because the lining is too thick. I had to grind away metal from the bottom inner seating surface of each shoe (blue arrows) to make them fit. For the Bosch BS1059 that fits the 2014-2015 Mirages with the flat auto adjuster I needed to remove about 0.4 mm from the seating surface on each shoe so that the shoes would have a smaller diameter. The auto adjuster also needed be be fully retracted. The parking brake cable had to be loosened completely so that the parking brake lever attached to the shoe was flush with it. I also had to sand the outer edge of the drum ID running surface because it rusted and became a smaller diameter as a result. Even after I completed all of this, I still needed to force the drum onto the shoes to get the drum over them so that the drum was flush with the backing plate. This is the price you pay for aftermarket garbage from China. Next time OEM Mitsubishi even though the price is triple. Name:  rear brake assembly.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by thx1138guy View Post
    Next time OEM Mitsubishi even though the price is triple. Name:  rear brake assembly.jpg
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    Raybestos shoes fit fine when I did mine, other than the hole for the parking brake lever being a few thousandths too small.





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