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drum brake adjuster screw (left & rigtht threaded)

Hello all,

My car is taurus 2000 SE.

I bought CARLSON H2325 Pro Kit Info Rear; Sedan; Rear Drum brakes; 225 x 38mm; 599

When I open the package, it shows two set of parts with different color.
Also the break adjuster screws are either left-threaded or right-threaded.

Question> Which set(left-threaded or right-threaded) should go to the passenger side?

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If not marked with an "R" and an "L", you'll have to check when you remove the drum. R=pass. side. L=driver side. R & L do not denote thread, lol.

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@sheila,
Thank you for your quick response!

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As I recall mechanism, the "L" shaped lever pushes upward on the star wheel when the parking brake is applied to adjust the brakes.
The passenger side should use the left hand threaded adjuster, right hand thread on drivers side.
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As I recall mechanism, the "L" shaped lever pushes upward on the star wheel when the parking brake is applied to adjust the brakes.
The passenger side should use the left hand threaded adjuster, right hand thread on drivers side.
Recheck your logic. See pic, the lever moves down with spring tension to tighten the star wheel. Opposite of loosening with the spoon to get the drums off.

Best look at what is on the car and put left hand back in left hand that comes off the car.

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I prefaced my argument "If I recall.." because I ditched my drum brakes in favor of rear discs.
Hopefully this will help.
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As I mentioned above, most starwheel adj. are stamped "R" (pass. side) or "L" (driver side). Dunno if Rockauto's offering is.

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