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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Just registered with a 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport

Last night and this morning, I've been spending hours trying to replace the rear drum brakes. I succeeded, with one, but the other one I can't get the star wheel to turn. I've been trying the screw driver and adjustment tool trick, only to find myself more frustrated than I was last night.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 07:54 AM

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Hey Cookie, welcome!

Have you tried using a solvent (like PB Blaster) on the star wheel?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 11:04 AM
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Those adjusters do have a tendency to lock up. You may have to replace it.

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Parking brake is off?

Maybe you arent pushing the pawl free from the teeth?

Otherwise as mentioned, a penetrating oil may be needed.

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Welcome aboard! I hope you get that freed up.
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