Question about Ford Tempo
As with all modern fords rear adjustment is automatic so no need to measure.The only adjustment is on the handbrake this needs to be set so the rear brakes just come into contact.Thats it!!!
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most rear brake-shoe design take some time to adjust than disc brakes...
If you have a special brake adjustment tool that your local automotive store sells, get this tool and pull out the rubber grommet plug, insert the brake adjustment tool until you 'feel' or hear the sound of 'skipping' on the brake self-adjuster spool inside as you wiggle /adjust the tool inside....(push it inside to get a firm feel that you can 'spin' it)
Try to push the tool downward or upward to check if that'll spin the brake self-adjuster part smaller to allow the brake shoes to 'shrink' which should allow you easy removal of the rear brake drum as you wiggle it out.
Be sure not to breathe in toxic brake dust upon successful brake drum removal.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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
The star wheel is accessible after removing the elongated rubber plug on the drum housing right next to the brake bleeder screw. Use a "brake drum spoon" to rotate the star wheel one click at a time. The proper direction of rotation is the direction the star wheel does not want to go since you are turning it against the hold of the ratcheting no-back. After rotating it several clicks, jiggle and pull on the brake drum and if it doesn't slide off with a normal amount of force, rotate the star wheel several more clicks. If I recall, the star wheel only has about 25 clicks of rotation or so before even brand-new, thick shoes are backed off away from the drum a significant amount to the point that the auto adjuster has a considerable amount of slack in it (no outward pressure).
Posted on Apr 17, 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
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