Brake Drums fit tight. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2010
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Columbia City, IN
Posts: 1
Brake Drums fit tight.

Apologize if this is in the wrong thread.

In the process of replacing the back drum brakes (shoes and drums) for my 97' 2wd 4cyl.

Everything looks the same and appears to be sitting where is should, but for some reason, I can barely get the drums on. Passenger side turns pretty hard. Drivers side, I can barely move at all. Had to nearly force them on.

The adjusters are turned all the way in.

Is this noremal? I have not replaced drum brakes for about 10 years and that was a Pathfinder. Seems, they went on pretty hard, if I remember right.


Last edited by plowjockey; 06-19-2010 at 05:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
You probably have something in wrong. The adjuster should not be turned all the way in. You should have to back the adjusters off to get the drums on and the drum should go right on with no problems
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Killafornia
Posts: 1,523
double check all your spring placements and that the shoes havent "fallen" back against the dust gaurd backing plates
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parking brake guts missing from the rear drums zappa66 Drivetrain Tech 10 07-14-2012 10:14 AM
How to remove rear brake drums...??? paganwars General Ford Ranger Discussion 17 07-11-2011 05:29 PM
Building a box for a 10 inch sub - tight fit - help stealthlife49 Audio & Video Tech 4 04-27-2011 10:16 PM
Tight Fit!! mrbien2080 General Ford Ranger Discussion 13 02-12-2011 08:10 PM
Tight Fit? CUSTOM ROOR Audio & Video Tech 1 11-23-2007 01:13 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:42 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.