Rear DRUM -- Can't Reinstall
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan SE (3.3L, V6)
I'm trying to replace my rear drum shoes by following the Service Guide however i am unable to reinstall the drum since the new shows are scraping against / preventing install. The service manual states:
(12) When all components of both rear brake assemblies are correctly and fully installed, remove the locking pliers from the front park brake cable.
(13) Adjust brake shoes assemblies so as not to interfere with brake drum installation.
(14) Install the rear brake drums on the hubs.
(15) Adjust rear brake shoes.
(16) Install the wheel and tire assembly.
Besides trying to slide the fully connected shoes up or down a few millimeters I have no clue what it means by adjust the brake shoes. Again my issue is i cant slip the drum over top since the new shoes appear to extend too far outward (well, enuf to scrape heavily against the drum inner surface). Is there a way, without causing damage, to press the shoes closer inward?
From what i can see the shoes are currently resting properly against the support plate.