Changed out the drum shoes last night. First time doing anything with drum brakes, wasnt to bad.
What about putting the rubber plug back in the bottom slot? On my previous XJ and TJ they were already missing so I never knew anything was supposed to be there. When I got back from the beach or where muddy water could have got it there, I would spray water in there till it ran out clean from around the drum. Now changing the shoes last night one side had it in and one without, hardware kit included new ones. Should I leave them out or put them in?
Today I attempted a repair to fix the only damage sustained during the Moab trip. I put some RTV under the little insert with the 4x4 shift pattern, hopefully "gluing" it into the shift handle rubber so it doesn't come flying off at the most inopportune time causing us to tumble down a mountain side, or into someone's living room. Time will tell if it's worth what I paid.