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Parking brake will not holdon f450 dic rear brakes. pads are good shape

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On a 07 f450 and a f550 there is brake shoes in a rear drum behind the rotor the backing plate on one side has a slot on top the other side its on the bottom use a brake tool to adjust the star wheel

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Ford trucks use a parking brake drum assembly mounted inside the disc rotor.look for an adjustment to the cable that operates them.underneath or at the pedal lever.

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  • Calvin Freeman Mar 13, 2011

    I put a electric line lock on the rear brakes and never had anymore problems with it rolling off. adjusting them don't work for long.

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