How do you get brake drum off of a 1991 Ford Festiva?
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Drum brakes are meant to self adjust when applying the brake in reverse, however you can access the adjuster from the back side of the brake plate through a rubber grommet, it is hard to see but in there there is a little gear looking thing that you can manually turn with a flathead screwdriver to adjust the brake pads. If access is too difficult then you will have to remove the drum to get…
brake shoes are used with drum brakes and are " spread out " when the brake pedal is applied ( brake shoes are used for the rear brakes on 1991 to 1994 Ford Explorers ) brake pads are used with disc brakes and squeeze on both sides of the brake rotor when the brake pedal is applied ( 1995 and newer Ford Explorers have disc brakes front and rear )
I have managed to remove the rear brake drum on a 1991 Honda Accord but in the future how do you keep the hub from rusting to the rear brake drum?
when ford assembled the car they put the drum on and then put a crimp at the edge of all the lug bolts. take a wire brush and clean around the lugs right at the drum and you will see where the threads are pinched, by doing this the miss shaped metal holds the drum tight on the axle, use a grinder or a file to remove the burrs and the drum can be removed…
First off, you need to take any tension out of the parking brake cable. If it is still siezed up you need to work the parking brake actuator back and forth at the wheel until it frees up. If it is still siezed up hit the brake drum with a large hammer as you pull on on the drum. If it is still seized up take cut the drum off with a torch.
I had to change the bearings in the wifes Focus. Release emergency brake with car securely on stands. Remove rear brake drum. The bearing is pressed in to the drum. If you do not have a press take the drum and new bearing to a shop. Do not attempt to hammer the new bearings in. You can very easily damage them. They are expensive.
To adjust the rear brakes you take off the wheel. Take the 2 Phillips head screws out of the brake drum. Insert two 13mm bolts into the brake drum and turn them clockwise. Tighten the bolts down while tapping the drum on the side with a hammer. After getting the drum off you release the pressure on the parking brake adjuster. Adjust the brakes until the drums go on with a little bit of friction…
According to the manual there is no adjustment Many times the lining wears on the rear brake shoes and if you adjust the lining to the proper clearance with the drum it will also correct the emergency brake setting You may also need new lining There is a special adjusting device on the bottom of the brake shoes You have to remove the tire and brake drum to observe this