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Drum Brake help! 02,03,04, Level2s...

Idk how much different the 31 spline drums are from the 28 spline.

But I'm trying to put the Drums back together on my Explorer Axle that has 04 Level 2 Drums and backing plates on it.

I need some pictures or diagrams to get this back together, I have never done drum brakes before so I'm lost.

Anything anyone has would be great!
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primary shoe is samaller (friction surface) always goes to the front of the truck. secondary always faces the rear. adjuster cable should go on the rear side shoe. if i could get alldata pics i'd post one.
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yeah see i need to know about the adjuster...

which end to the front?

also the shoe with the pin on it... to the rear or the front?
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thanks chad that helps some. im really wanting to see a real picture
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this might get it done!

thanks Bill!

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I search for a pic for you but i could not find one. don't you have a haynes manual
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no, just for a 92 ranger, those are different.
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i hate drum brakes, so i've got nothin. i tryed to do mine but bill had to finish. good luck
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yeah ive had mine together atleast 3 times... no luck. well i dont think its right. lol
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Zach snap a pick and I will be able to help you.
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I told you to take a picture of mine when we had my drums off at evans.

Glad you found what you needed though.
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I told you to take a picture of mine when we had my drums off at evans.

Glad you found what you needed though.

yeah i knew you would say something...
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Zach snap a pick and I will be able to help you.

eh id have to go back outside and open the garage... maybe tomorrow if im still stumped.
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Well if you would of done that you might of not had this problem, lol.

I was just trying to help you so this didnt happen.
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This is the driver side. Shorter lining to the front, be careful not to mix up the left and right adjusters. OE Ford adjusters are marked R or L.

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thanks bob! that should do it.

and yeah i got all the parts in a box. ill have to figure out if i can read L and R on the adjusters. I have no clue which side is which.
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Hopefully one of these helps. It's a regular 28 spline 8.8 but maybe it'll get you back on track.

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Looking at the adjusters,compare the star wheel to the profile of a circular saw blade.The points on the wheel should point down on the outside where the actuator lever meets the wheel.
I generally lube the adjuster with marine type bearing grease as it resists road salt better than never sieze.
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Hopefully one of these helps. It's a regular 28 spline 8.8 but maybe it'll get you back on track.
OMG that looks horrible. sand??????
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zach let me know if i need to bring my drum brake tools with me this weekend..lol
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boy am i glad this came up....i am going to be doing this hopefully sunday...
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