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  • Drum Brake Star Nut Adjuster

    I have a 1978 CJ5 with the stock rear drum brakes.

    I have noticed the left rear star nut has not been adjusting and it has been backing off. Has anyone experienced this ? The brakes are assembled correctly, the adjuster works when pulling the cable by hand.

    Could it be that I have just enough wear between the star nut and the adjuster that it is not working correctly ? maybe a slightly bent adjuster ?

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    Could be. Never really bought into those adjusters working right all the time. I was taught to adjust them by backing up and applying the brakes to run the auto-adjust. Failing that, a screwdriver works pretty well through the slot in the backing plate.