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Ford f350 drum brake

I have a 1990 f350 dually, the wheel cylinder is leaking and I need to know how to remove the rear hub, do I need to pull the axle to do this , or does the hub come off like a f150?
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Don't listen to the last guy. The drum does not just slide off. You have to remove the axle by removing the eight 5/8" bolts and pulling it out. Inside the hub you will find a ratcheting lock nut. Visible will be 4 slots where a special socket fits. You can buy the socket from a parts store or you can just use a 1/4" punch and slowly hammer to slowly thread the nut off. Drivers side is left hand thread while the passenger side is right hand thread. Remove the nut and the outer bearing will fall out (so catch it before it hits the dirt). Then slide the drum off. While you inside there it is a good idea to replace the axle seal. It's about $30 and an easy change.

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Solution #1 is WRONG. I own a 1990 F350 XLT Lariat dually. The axles DO NOT have to be pulled out on this truck. I did mine yesterday and if u listen to the directions on #2 you'll be fine

Posted on May 03, 2009

To remove the rear hub, crack each lug nut before jacking up the wheel. Place blocks in front of all three wheels that are not being worked on. This is to avoid the truck from rolling while removing the brake drum, because the emergence brake is attached the the rear brakes and can't be set if you are to work on them. Then jack up the wheel and place a jack stand under the truck chasse for safety. Now remove all eight lug nuts, then slide off both tires from the hub.
Take a hammer and tap the brake drum on the side while pulling on the drum. Be patient pulling and tapping on one side then the other, rocking the drum off the brake shoes. When the drum is removed the cylinder is visible under the the brake shoes. Remove the brake line from the wheel cylinder, them remove the brake springs top and bottom. Remove the brake shoes. Note the positions of all brake parts and reassemble the brake exactly in the same way you disassemble it. When the brake is disassembled unbolt the leaky cylinder from the back side of the brake housing. Be sure to bench load the new cylinder with brake fluid before installing it on the housing. You most clean all parts with brake cleaner. The leaky cylinder will have fouled the entire assembly.
Note if you have never changed a drum brake before, look up changing drum brakes in a manual. There are to many dos and don't to list in this instruction, plus good pictures help.
Bleed both rear brakes before test drive.

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Yes it will come of like an f 150
no need to remove axel

Posted on May 26, 2009

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