Question about Ford F-150
I am replacing the rusty worn drum brakes on my 1997 F-150. Do you have a diagram, the self adjuster cables were rusted away. Les in Vermont
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It should be self adjusting (when u back up and apply the brakes, it adjusts ), and can also be manually adjusted (thru removal of the rubber plug on the backing plate). The adjuster (star wheel) can seize due to rusting and it won't adjust automatically or manually. Whenever u do a brake job, spray it w/ wd-40 and turn it back and forth several times to make sure it is free, then I put a dab of high temp. brake grease on the threads (only a small amount, as u don't want it dropping off and getting on the brake shoes).
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: picture Diagram of brakes
go to this web site for picture http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/brakes_-and-_rotors~pop.html?apwcid=B1091566924W410ffd4c7ef58&apwkwd=Ford+Taurus+Brakes&ef_id=1360:10:821974f0605169d360a5e1ed7d56426b_b_b_55774893_607732205:RBYaX9BkLAoAAF@9HQYAAAAa:20090528150343
you can also go to a auto store to see a complete brake kit set costs about $20.00 for both wheels. or go to htp://www.alldatadiy.com and buy a subscription for your car to get pictures and diagrams for brakes.
Posted on May 28, 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: Park brake adjustment
you have worn out shoes and its always best to adjust the shoes this way your brakes are always at the closest to drum for better braking. the only time a cable should be adjusted is when being replaced with new one. hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
Well the first thing is to make sure the parking brake is off and that the front wheels are chocked (unless all wheels are off the ground). If the parking brake is on you will have a difficult time getting the drums off (if at all). Now, they could be rusted on but there should be two holes near about 1/4 inch in diameter about an inch from the edge, those are for you to screw bolts in to push the drum off. Find some suitable bolts at a hardware or autoparts store.
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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