Question about 2003 Ford Taurus
Installed new drums/brake shoes/all 3 park brake cables. Adjusted rear brake screws/park brake cable. Rear brakes still squeak. Disconnected park brake cable/brakes still squeak. Took drums back off & used emery cloth to sand drums/brake shoes. Re-adjusted brake screws/re-installed & re-adjusted park brake cable so when on an incline & trans. in Neutral, park brake holds. Rear brakes still squeak! Please advise as to what I may be missing. Thanks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
on most of the cars us use a special spanner tool that resembles a bent screwdriver. you pull the plastic cap out from the back of the drum and then just turn the ajustment wheel till you feal it tighten up a litle. Remember to put the plastic cap back on. Also a old trick most people don't know about is put the car in reverse in a parking lot, and slam on the brakes. most cars have a auto ajustment that they never use.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
SOURCE: 1997 p reg ford escort
Not a solution per se but correction. 97 escort rear drum brakes do not use a STAR ADJUSTER. They use a "quadrant" adjuster attached to emergency brake cable I think. You'll see it coming out the back near top of backing plate. I don't think you can adjust them at all until drum is off. They are self adjusting once reinstalled.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
FIRST adjust rear brake starwheel while spinning tire FOWARD. then alongside drivers side of car find emergency brake cable adjustment (long threaded rod with nut) . hold one end of rod with vise-grips and turn nut until emer. brake cable has less slack in it. now go inside car and apply e-brake.you dont want the pedal to stop right away but u also dont want too much"travel" in the pedal.so about halfway is IDEAL. IMPORTANT- once the brake cable is adjusted and the car wont roll foward in gear with the brake on and applying a little "gas"-make sure with brake OFF that rear wheels turn freely. hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
SOURCE: Brake question
give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com and www.taurusclub.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for you car i have a 2003 taurus and i just replace everything the drums and the front rotors was under $200.00 dollars doing the work myself you you can too wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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