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installed new shoes and drums on the rear amc 20.
they are installed correctly and the adjusters are all the way in, the drums can be pushed over the shoes but are extremely tight. with the wheels on it is very difficult to rotate. same issue on both sides
i can not adjust the rear breaks to the proper setting because the adjusters are already in as far as they go.
should i have the drums turned to make them fit properly?
Nope, don't turn the drums unless you have rust where the shoes should be hitting.
See, when your drums wear, the edges of the shoes wear down, and allow your drums NOT to get worn where the edges of your new shoes are now rubbing.
You go out and pump up the brakes good and solid,
that will force the front pistons out,
And it should 'Square' up the rear shoes with the drums.
*IF* a good solid pumping DOES NOT free up the rear drums some, then you might have a real 'Issue' back there someplace...
New shoes wearing on sloping wear patterns inside the drum,
New shoes in the wrong place, or with the wrong shoe 'Forward'...
or the adjuster is rusted up and you don't have it backed off as far as you though you did...
Rust in the wheel cylinder not letting the top of the new shoes pull in far enough.
Stuff like that.
i also replaced the calipers and pads on the front dana 30.
cylinder is still compressed. should the calipers wiggle after being torqued down?
As for the front,
Simply pressing the brake pedal a few times,
Pumping the pads/pistons back out into contact with the rotor should solve your 'Wobble' problem...
Remember, that caliper is designed to slide back and forth as you wear down pads, and then install new ones...
So it DOES move around some.
If the movement is excessive, you may have left out a part of the wedge and spring that keeps the caliper tight...
Try this diagram and see if you can account for all the parts being in the correct location...