adjusted at the parking brake
well, ended up adjusting it at the parking brake. It was pretty easy once you read the instructions provided by previous posters....thanks.
unfortunately, it was all for nought. I had been adjusting the parking brake because I thought one of the parking brake pads/shoes had been rubbing against the drum when it got hot after a long enough drive.
this is apparently not the case. I adjusted the brakes to the extreme turn limit of the star adjusted, both ways, with same rubbing noise being manifested when the wheel assembly got hot enough by driving.
I am going to take it to my mechanic next week, have them tear down the drum/wheel assembly to see what is really causing that metallic rubbing noise. It's a low metallic rubbing noise, not a squeal and quite annoying after about 20mins of driving which is when it starts happening.
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