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Replacing rear brakes on 1985 Ford F250 4x4

Need help on disassembly to get at the brakes!

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  • J.D. Browning
    J.D. Browning May 11, 2010

    I don't quite remember but does that model have a eight bolt lug pattern

    if so he's how you get em off

    jack up one side

    remove lug nuts

    remove tire+wheel

    find spring clip on lug stud and remove by turning CCW

    block front tire and remove E brake

    using a one pound mallet tap all around drum at 10-3-5-7 O-clock

    repeat several times

    see if drum comes off YES/No

    if no locate adjuster plug on bottom back of drum pry out

    using drum spoon back off adjuster till it won't turn any more

    continue with mallet same as before

    did it come off Yes/NO

    if no rent large three jaw puller place on drum

    slowly turn puller with hand wrench (no pwr tool)

    till signifcant tension is on drum

    continue with mallet same as before

    if you have to use puller to remove drum

    DO NOT reuse it purchase a new one(it's bent)

    if it's got 10 lug nuts DO NOT use the above procedure

    that one comes apart totally different



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Start by securing the truck. then jack up the rear end and take the tire off. then take the 8 bolts out of the floating hub assembly that sticks out of the wheel. pull out the axle shaft. then using either a 32mm socket or a hammer and chisel remove the large retaining nut. then pull the next spacer out with a pair of plyers, then use the 32mm socket or hammer and chisel to remove the next bolt. after that pull the drum and hub assembly off and make sure to catch the outer wheel bearing that will fall out when you pull the drum off. look at how the brakes and springs are setup and if you can take a picture. then after replacing the shoes and hardware replace the drum assembly. make sure the wheel bearing you caught goes in with smaller end first. put the last 32mm nut you took off back then the small spacer and make sure one of the holes on the spacer line up with the nub that sticks out of the nut you just put on then replace the very first nut you took off. slide the axle shaft back in wiggling it side to side. replace the 8 bolts. and pit on the tire and repeat on the next side. and dont worry about the fluid that comes out when you remove the axle shaft because its not enough to make a difference. yes its a pain in the *** but it beats the dealer price of 500 to replace.

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