Question about 1998 Ford Expedition
It is possible that a Emergency Brake Holddown clip is broken. There are guides built into the Brakeshoe mounts which keep the Brakeshoes from moving out of place.
When the Brakeshoe comes loose it can stay tucked in place in one direction; but when you reverse direction the loose end of the shoe catches the drum portion of the rear Rotor and jams or locks up.
The E brakes are also bad about peeling off the lining from the E brakeshoe. You need the E brake because the Service brakes do not have "Diagonal Safety" braking. There is only 1 main line going to a Tee fitting for the rear Service brakes.
Temporarily, you can gut the E brakes so you can move your Vehicle. Take off the shoes, springs, etc. and then drive to a Brake shop. If you want to fix everything yourself, you will need to TURN the drum portion of the rear Rotor at a minimum. If you do not have tools to remove the rear Calipers, etc. you will need a Flatbed towtruck.
If you have an Autoclub membership, call around for repair prices and coordinate the Towtruck with the Repair facility.
Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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