Right rear brake, 1988 ford f250

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Old 07-11-03, 12:01 PM
bban
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Right rear brake, 1988 ford f250

I have a 1988 Ford F250 amd the right rear brake engages when you put it in drive. If I put it in reverse it releases. Sure would like some expert help.
 
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Old 07-11-03, 12:10 PM
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Pull the wheels off and have a look. Might have a broken piece of hardware in the drum.

Usually when I do rear brakes I throw out all the hardware in favor of new hardware, replace the shoes and if one wheel cylinder is bad, both go. In this fashion, I put everything new, except for maybe resurfacing a drum or replacing it if it's old and worn.
 
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Old 07-11-03, 10:21 PM
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also check the emergency brake cable to that tire--a frozen one will cause exactly what you describe. if you can't get the drum off, try hitting both the drum and the backing plate (after soaking them in a rust good penetrant)with a hammer gently and do not aim near the hydraulic line or bleeder screw, and hit it gently! this will usually jar the shoes enough to free up all but the most rusted up cable, you might also have to back off the adjuster inside the drum a lot if the cable is rusted solid or even cut the cable as you will be replacing it anyway


make sure the front tires are chocked very well, the e-brake is tied together to both rear wheels, if one side is released--so will the other side, and leaving it in park or in gear won't help you here either

work safely and let us know what you find!
 
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Old 07-12-03, 06:55 AM
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I have received information from two very kind professionals who have helped me a great deal. The truck is a one owner and I have been the only person to drive it. I have a little ove 100,000 miles and it runs great. The motor is a 460. It has been setting for a while and I am going to completly restory it. Yjanks for the help!

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Old 07-12-03, 06:57 AM
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Arrow

Good deal. Just don't gamble with brakes, that's a big beast to stop with poor brakes! .

Let us know what you find when you get it apart.
 
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