Ford

Have Ford Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Ford

changing rear brakes on 97 f350

Customer Question
changing rear brakes on 97 f350
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Ford
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
8/2/2009
Ford Mechanic: Shawn, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
Shawn
Shawn, Auto Service Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,756
Experience: 16 years experience Ford,Nissan and Honda dealership in all areas
Verified

HiCustomer

 

Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

 

The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:

-Disc or Drum brakes?

 

-What have you already tried?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I have a 97 F350 dual rear tires and I can not get the rear drum off
Ford Mechanic: Shawn, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago

HiCustomer

 

Thanks for using Just Answer, here is some info that should be helpful.

 

Removal

  1. Raise the vehicle so the tire and wheel (1007) are clear of the floor and install safety stands under the axle.

  2. Remove the hub cap (if so equipped), tire and wheel.

  3. Remove the spring retaining nuts and discard. Remove the brake drum.

    1. If the brake drum is rusted to the axle shaft pilot diameter, use coarse sandpaper to remove the rust buildup, then remove the brake drum.

      If the brake drum will not come off, perform the following:

      1. Insert a narrow screwdriver through the brake adjusting hole in the brake backing plate (2211), and disengage the brake shoe adjusting lever (2A176) from the brake adjuster screw (2041).
      1. While holding the brake shoe adjusting lever away from the brake adjuster screw, loosen the brake adjuster screw with the Brake Adjustment Tool D81L-1103-C or equivalent.
    2. Loosen the brake adjuster screw only if the brake drum cannot be removed.
      1. If the brake adjuster screw was loosened, check to be sure the brake shoe adjusting lever is still properly seated in the shoe web.

graphic

Check the surface of the brake drum. If worn, or if brake drum is suspected of having excessive runout, the brake drum should be machined. After machining, check maximum diameter of the brake drum. Brake drum must be replaced if diameter is outside maximum limit. Maximum drum diameter is stamped on the outside of the brake drum.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Adjusting screw seems to be losened all the way. Should it be turned Clockwise or counter clockwise? All the little tabs on it seemed to be stripped. Cant get a flat head on it
Ford Mechanic: Shawn, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago

Hi sirgilbert,

 

Counterclockwise,also try prying on opposite sides little by little oneach side of the drum between the drum and the backing plate,and slowly work the drum off a little at a time, careful not to damage the drum when doing so.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
it wont move counter clockwise as the tabs are stripped. been trying side by side but shes pretty rust and not budging
Ford Mechanic: Shawn, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago

HiCustomer

 

 

Then you will have to soak everything down with penetrating oil and while prying the back side of the drum have an assistant try and rotate the drum as well as hitting the drum with a hammer to try and persuade the drum off. Once removed clean very well with brake clean to remove oily residue from penetrating oil.

Shawn
Shawn, Auto Service Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,756
Experience: 16 years experience Ford,Nissan and Honda dealership in all areas
Verified
Shawn and 87 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Shawn Your Own Question
Shawn
Shawn
Shawn, Auto Service Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,756
3,756 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years experience Ford,Nissan and Honda dealership in all areas

Shawn is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

24,320 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

28,139 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,380 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
The brake pedal went to the floor but the brake reservoir is
the brake pedal went to the floor but the brake reservoir is still full … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
Trying to tap into the brake switch to install a monitor
trying to tap into the brake switch to install a monitor system. Trying to access the connector at the switch; wondering if there's an easier point of access … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Spongy brake pedal on a 2008 edge. Limited. Was thinking
was thinking about it but just trying to get some insight right now … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
When I use my brake stronger i have the ABS and park brake
when I use my brake stronger i have the ABS and park brake light on I would like fix the problem … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
Cruise control stopped working. Checked brake pressure
Cruise control stopped working. Checked brake pressure switch, clutch engagement switch, brake pedal switch, and brake lights. Horn works. Checked connections coming from steering wheel and plugs are … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
2013 Explorer Limited. Parking brake is stuck on rear
2013 Explorer Limited. Parking brake is stuck on rear passenger. Its been very cold here, with temperatures below freezing for several days. … read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
It is stuck in park. Brake lites no trouble codes. 2017
it is stuck in park JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up? Customer: yes brake lites no trouble codes JA: What is the model/year of your Ford? Customer: 2017 explorer less tha… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Three problems. Will not shift out of park,brake lights not
Three problems. Will not shift out of park,brake lights not on, and cruise control will not disengage unless brake is fully depressed … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,284 satisfied customers
Brake pedal going to floor. 2007 Expedition. Sent to the
Sent to the mechanic. He changed master cylinder. No luck. The he decided ABS unit was bad. Bought a used one but apparently the ABS is vehicle specific. … read more
Jeremy
Jeremy
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
104 satisfied customers
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM warning comes on intermittently; pump
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM warning comes on intermittently; pump replaced a few months ago, but problem persists (even on my way home from the dealer!). They can't identify the problem, but are suggesting we … read more
Gabriel Grey
Gabriel Grey
Master Service Technician
Associates
375 satisfied customers
I changed brake distubutor block for the control module and
I changed brake distubutor block for the control module and Together then I bled the brakes every caliber and now my brakes are very weak don't work till the second or third push… read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
My brake lights are not working. Does the brake fluid have
Does the brake fluid have anything with the lights not working? … read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,238 satisfied customers
I have a Check Brake System fault with the ABS, Brake &
I have a Check Brake System fault with the ABS, Brake & Anti-Skid indicators on. … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,724 satisfied customers
Low brake pedal on 2008 Focus. Changed front brakes and dont
Low brake pedal on 2008 Focus. Changed front brakes and dont know how to adjust rears. Bought a master cylinder and dont have the adaptors to bench bleed it. … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
2003 ford excursion no brake lights (third brake light out
2003 ford excursion no brake lights (third brake light out too) turn signals or hazzards … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
Wlhen applying brakes Brake pedal initially hard to
Wlhen applying brakes Brake pedal initially hard to push...once it lets go then pedal goes down by itself to apply brakes....then to release must put toe under brake pedal to pull upwards. Then it is … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
2000 F150 LARIAT LOW BRAKE PEDAL. BY MYSELF NEW FRONT BRAKE
OLD ROTORS 200.000 PLUS BRAKE PEDAL USEDTO GO DOWN FAR UNTIL THE TRUCK WAS STARTED AND PUT INTO GEAR AT WHICH TIME THE PEDAL WOULD COME UP AND BE STRONG NOW IT DOES NOT COME UP LIKE IT USED TO STAYS LOW … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
03 crown victoria no brake light, No brake light. I checked
I checked the fuse #19 and the brake safety switch … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x