Same here...tightening adjuster fixed pedal, but caused drum drag. Redo, loosening star wheel and self adjusting eventually fixed itself. PIA...wish the '01 had disks!Hi all.. So I did our rear brakes today on our '01 Ody -- ok -- I really had them apart several times. Anyway, the main reason for the repeat fooling around was to fix the parking brake tension -- the parking brake easily goes to the floor even after fooling around repeatedly with the tensioner/star dial.. If we spread the tensioner, we were unable to get the drums reinstalled. Is there some other way to adjust this part of the equation that I'm not aware of? Thx!
Well.. I did end up taking the rears apart several more times and found an issue with the lower spring being installed wrong.. All fixed now so no more dragging. However, the one common issue I've had is squeaky sounds when hitting the brake moderately hard or pressing the parking as a test when the vehicle is moving slowly.. Both brakes are making the noise and I'm not sure what's causing it -- we've still got the factory original drums which I had re-ground (but which are still within the wear limits) -- so I do not have the redesigned drums.. Is there some trick to quiet these things up?thanks for the replies guys! We drove it this morning to take the kids to school since it's raining and the right rear drum was dragging a little -- I'll probably look at it later this week and may opt to just take it to a local shop and let them dick around with the parking brake adjustment.. I didn't have to do anything last time I did the rears which was probably about 4-5 years ago or perhaps longer. I don't mind spending a little $$ to have someone else do the painful part -- the fronts are easy peasy compared to the rears and the docking around required to get them "just right!".. Oh well..