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Old 10-09-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Keith
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2003 F150 Park Brake shoes

Hi

Yesterday I had my truck in for oil change and inspection. They advised
that the park brake shoes on the rear needed replacement (veh has discs
on rear but drum for the park brake). As it only 2 years old with 42000
km (26000 mi) and as these brakes only are used when the vehicle is
stopped (ie little or no wear), I questioned the fact that they could be
worn out. The mechanic at the dealer advised the shoes weren't worn
(they had almost their full thickness left) but that they were
separating from the metal. Apparently the bonding was letting go.

I had to replace the shoes. They refused to cover this under warranty,
saying brakes aren't covered. I argued that I can understand this with
normal wear brake pads/shoes however in my opinion this was a
manufacturing defect - it had nothing to do with wear. The mechanic
advised that "this happens all the time - they have to be replaced every
couple of years."

Has anyone else had this problem? If so, did your dealer cover it under
the warranty?

Keith
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 F150 Park Brake shoes

(veh has discs on rear but drum for the park brake)

What !!??


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Old 10-10-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 F150 Park Brake shoes

Rudy wrote:
> (veh has discs on rear but drum for the park brake)
>
> What !!??
>
>

That's right. Behind the disc rotor there is a drum that contains the
shoes for the park/emergency brake. When you apply the park brake -
mechanical via cable - the shoes engage against the drum. That's the
design of the 2003 F150, don't know about others.

My question was: "have others had the same problem with shoes separating
from the metal?" The mechanic said this is a common problem. I'd like
to know if anyone has been successful in getting it fixed under warranty.

Keith
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Old 10-11-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2003 F150 Park Brake shoes

Keith wrote:
> Rudy wrote:
>
>> (veh has discs on rear but drum for the park brake)
>>
>> What !!??
>>
>>

> That's right. Behind the disc rotor there is a drum that contains the
> shoes for the park/emergency brake. When you apply the park brake -
> mechanical via cable - the shoes engage against the drum. That's the
> design of the 2003 F150, don't know about others.
>
> My question was: "have others had the same problem with shoes separating
> from the metal?" The mechanic said this is a common problem. I'd like
> to know if anyone has been successful in getting it fixed under warranty.
>
> Keith

Had to have them done on my truck at 98K. I thought the entire setup is
kind of strange, but the best one is when they told me they have to pull
the axle to change them. Has to be a better design than that.

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