Hey guys! I have a question that hopfully someone can help me out with. I just removed my rear drivers side drum to check the brakes. As I was putting the drum back on I felt that the drum was too loose going back on. I was always told that there should be some slight resistance between the drum and the shoes when putting the drum back on for the brakes to be adjusted correctley.
So I decided to adjust the adjuster a bit to tighten it up a bit. Got it all back together and drove if for about 20 mi. and when I parked it I felt the drum through the rim and it was so hot and I could not keep my finger on it for more then 5 seconds without burning my finger. Then I felt the other side and it was cool to the touch.
Its braking fine & driving fine. Should I be worried about this and remove the drum and try to re adjust it so where there isnt as much resistance or should I just drive it as is and maybe it will eventually re adjust itself? Would I have to worry about it getting so hot that it could catch fire? Is that even possible since the shoes are made of Asbestes?
Thanks in advance!!