New rear brakes - is there a "break-in" period?
I just did a rear brake job this last weekend (new drums, shoes and wheel cylinders). I set the shoes so they were just rubbing against the drum. In that position the parking brake took about 4 clicks to fully lock in to place. I've driven the truck about 80 miles since then and the parking brake has seems to have gradually loosened a bit, meaning it now takes waaay more than 4 clicks to engage. I didn't count but it's more in the range of 15-20. It may just be my imagination but it feels like the brake pedal goes further to the floor than before, but again, I could just be imagining things. As far as brake pedal feel, I bled the brakes well so I'm fairly confident there is no air in the system.
So, with all that said. Is this normal after doing a rear brake job? I'm gonna pull of the wheels and check the drag on the drums and possibly tighten it up a bit if the drums are spinning freely. Just wondering if it's common to have to go back and move the shoes in closer after driving for a bit.
1994 5spd 22RE 4WD Pickup