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Old 09-09-2009
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New drum shoes, now the back passenger tire likes to lock up

ok a few weeks ago i put new drum shoes on, and about a week or two ago i put chevy shackles on, now when i go anywhere, the first time i use the brakes, the rear passenger tire locks up a lillte bit right before i stop. anybody know why its doing this? i really need to fix it being that i just put new tires on the truck and dont want to ruin the tire
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Re-adjust the adjusters just a tad. The rear brakes on rangers are grabby in humidity. I haven't heard of anyone having issues in awhile. I know I certainly haven't with mine. I guess it's a hit or miss thing.
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ok thanks, i know they used to be harsh whenever it rained, but now its everytime i have to stop quikly or forget and stomp the brakes
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Were there any grooves worn in the backing plates? This could cause the shoes to get stuck and then move suddenly. Also did you lube the backing plate pads where the shoes ride? You could have a wheel cylinder freezing up. Make sure it moves freely.
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Did you also install the shoes in the correct positions , long shoe toward the rear of the truck , short toward the front ? And the heavier return spring should go on the short shoe.
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Did you also install the shoes in the correct positions , long shoe toward the rear of the truck , short toward the front ? And the heavier return spring should go on the short shoe.
im pretty sure i did it right, both sides match and i only did one side at a time usein th eother sid e as a guide

i re-adjuster the adjuster a little but its still locks up, not as bad though, id do it some more but i cant get the adjuster to move anymore
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When its cool and damp the truck will do this.

The moisture on the shoes makes it touchy. My tuck has done this since new. Always on the first stop or two.
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mine does it too. actually im pretty sure that all Fords with drums do it lol
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Heard there was a TSB out on this. Apparantly, you have to grease up the pins the shoes move on, and the little fork guys on the wheel cylinders. Use a dry grease, like graphite lube or something.
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Heard there was a TSB out on this. Apparantly, you have to grease up the pins the shoes move on, and the little fork guys on the wheel cylinders. Use a dry grease, like graphite lube or something.
i told the lady at advance that i needed brake grease and she said that i only needed it on the front, shouldve of gotten it and not listened to her,
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