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Old 02-19-2006
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Drum Brake Size

Ok I'm pretty sure I need to replace my rear brakes, at just over 49000 miles. My question is what size is the brake? 10" or 9"? Autozone asked me that yesterday when I tried to buy them. Look at the sig for truck info.
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I'm not 100% positive but I believe only the small Rangers with 14" wheels were 9" drums. You must really abuse your brakes to need rears at 49,000. They never get used. I am right at 49k myself and I have about 70% of my rear shoes left and that says a lot since I delivered pizza for 5 months.
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It's not so much that i abuse them, they just tend to stick a lot and I want to replace them. But the fronts are almost gone
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I'm not sure but if you have the tires off and the truck on jack stands measure across the inside of the drum.
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I've never heard of the shoes causing the sticking problem. Excess dust, yes , moisture, yes, rusty wheel cylinder yes, automatic adjusters sometimes overtightening the brakes because people are pumping the brake in reverse, yes. A brake job will generally solve the problem of sticky brakes at least temporarily because all the other things I've mentioned above generally get changed at the time of shoe installation. If you're not towing , those shoes could last 100k miles. I'd clean it up first , because you have to anyway. If it doesn't work , how hard is it to pull the wheels and drums so you can change the shoes?
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My 2003 xl 2wd had the 10" drums, so it likley you have the same. I wasn't sure when I bought the new pads, so I bought both and just returned the unused parts. I wanted to be sure I had everything before tearing anything apart.
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the only way to truely know is to measure the drum, the 10" drums are NOTICABLY larger. you have an 8.8 so chances are you have 10" drums, but the only way to be sure is to measure. its like trying to guess what gear ratio you have, you can tell us all you want about hte specs of the truck but without actually checking theres no way to know for sure because ford put whatever they felt like under each vehicle. you can line up 6 XLT reg cab shortbeds with the same engine all 2wd from the same year and find all different combinations. the only way to know is to check. like i said, you can visibly tell the difference just by looking at them, the 10" are much larger than the 9" also the 10" drums (unless someone swapped aerostar drums on it) do not have the fins on the outside of the drum, it is smooth. All of the 9" drums have the fins on the outside of the drum.
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95% chance 10" drums
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im pretty sure you will have a 10 inch drum but to be sure look at the drum with the wheel off and there should be writing on the face of the drum if it says 256mm then you have 10 inch drums.
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Look on the drum...it should be stamped on it.

10" drums usually don't have cooling fins on them and 9" drums do...that's a quick way to tell in most cases. Ford did make some 10" drums with cooling fins though (only on the Aerostar though I believe).
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