Re: Rear drum brake question this time
"Spdloader" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Again, depending on conditions, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.
> Want a great pedal? Go out and adjust the rear brakes until they just
> to make contact.
> That is where they should be adjusted, but auto adjusters won't keep them
> "The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote in
> message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 14:44:42 GMT, "Spdloader"
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>The auto adjustment doesn't work very well, if at all, depending on
> > Huh? The only time I've had to adjust drum brakes is when I put new
> > shoes in 'em. Gotta pull the drums and blow all the crap out once in
> > a while and make sure the adjuster is lubed. Keep the rubber plug in
> > the adjusting slot all the time and it'll help keep the mud/snow/gunk
> > out of the brakes..
My autoadjusters have never worked. Whenever I have the drum off I check to
make sure they are clean and lubed and appear to be functioning properly,
adjust the brakes, and two weeks later the parking brake goes almost to the
floor. My understanding is that they are supposed to adjust when stopping
in reverse. Will this only work on pavement or are they supposed to adjust
on dirt too? Stopping is stopping so I don't see how the dirt is the
problem. Any suggestions on how to get my autoadjusters to work would be
appreciated. BTW I have two Explorers (91 and 92) and a '78 F350. My 97
Explorer has rear disc brakes.