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Sounds like rotors scraping agains rotor shield. Scrape every half to full rotation. Not . It’s not because there are no shields on rear. only on the front. Have checked, neither wheels or tires rubbing anything. Jacked front and back. Spun each wheel. Totally quiet. Lubed shock bushings. No scraping sound when reversing. Not a bad bearing sound. Not constant. Just annoying.

Any thoughts?

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A 36mm socket and breaker bar, plus possibly a 2 foot cheater bar(I usually put at least 250 ft. lbs. on them). I don't consider them special tools if I know I'll need it more than once.

Disc brakes are self-adjusting. The parking brake cable adjustment is usually at the lever in between the seats.

It is possible that the caliper brackets aren't properly centered especially on the rear. That can require a couple washers to give the right clearance for the bracket to clear the rotor.

Yes

There are two rubber plugs at the bottom of the brake back plate.  Behind those plugs are the star wheels used to adjust the rear brake shoes.  IIRC, the front star wheel will adjust the shoe for the e-brake and to loosen the shoe you want to make the star wheel turn down as you look at it (to tighten it, turn it up).  Use a beefy screw driver or brake shoe adjustment tool to move the star wheel - Be aware that they might be stiff and hard to turn.  Typically, you stand really hard on the brake pedal 3 or 4 times, then adjust the shoes out until they drag slightly on the drum.  Stand on the pedal another 3 or 4 times, then back them off until the dragging stops.

That’s how to adjust the shoes, but I still think you need to tighten the axle hub nuts before doing any of this.

!?!?!WHAT!?!?!  

You have Disk Brakes?

Well, shoot......  

Ignore all that blathering I typed up above.   That's for us less classy cars that stop in longer distances while pulling gently to one side.  Obviously, Danny,  being much younger, has a much better memory for other people's cars than I do.  

I still have more hair, though.    billthecat01

While you're waiting for your Torque-Meister, have you checked the tightness of the mounting bolts for both the disk calipers AND the bracket that holds the caliper to the hub?  It's a longer shot, but worth checking out.  

Also, is it a scratching sound or a sound more like a higher pitched squeeking?  

Sorry for misleading you.  gn

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Yes

There are two rubber plugs at the bottom of the brake back plate.  Behind those plugs are the star wheels used to adjust the rear brake shoes.  IIRC, the front star wheel will adjust the shoe for the e-brake and to loosen the shoe you want to make the star wheel turn down as you look at it (to tighten it, turn it up).  Use a beefy screw driver or brake shoe adjustment tool to move the star wheel - Be aware that they might be stiff and hard to turn.  Typically, you stand really hard on the brake pedal 3 or 4 times, then adjust the shoes out until they drag slightly on the drum.  Stand on the pedal another 3 or 4 times, then back them off until the dragging stops.

That’s how to adjust the shoes, but I still think you need to tighten the axle hub nuts before doing any of this.

PLease disregard the previous message.

Fixed it.

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