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Hi there and welcome to JA.COM, i will try to assist you with your problem, as the zx3 is very similar to the uk ford focus the procedure would be the same, first of all when replacing the brake shoes there is no need to remove the hub assembly, but as you did look carfully at the hole centres, the hub is shaped to fit on in one way only, also did you slacken off the brake shoe adjusters on both sides, if not this would stop the drum from being put on, please advise, kindest regards martin.
Hi there, strange one this... short from removing the other side and examining the layout, the only other things would be the wheel bearing not seating properly or the external washer behind the hub nut missing, please check and advise, kindest regards martin.
Hi there, on the stub axle that you removed there should be a metal spacer that stops the drum/bearing from touching the brake back plate, also around the meatal back plate there is a groove that the brake drum fits in-between, please check these items, kind regards martin.
Hi there, this is still very strange, i know this sounds daft, but the new brake shoes i take it are the same dimensions ie width and shape as the old shoes, it seems strange that the drums fitted ok before the new shoes were fitted, please check and advise, kindest regards martin.
Hi there, ok i hope that solves the problem, please let me know if it works, kindest regards martin.