Question about 1985 Ford F 250
Need help on disassembly to get at the brakes!
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.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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