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Old 08-15-08, 01:18 PM
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I changed my rear brake shoes and now I can't get the brake drums on, it's a Ford F150 pickup, any help here is much appreciated?
 
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Old 08-15-08, 01:32 PM
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Have you adjusted the star wheel all the way down? I know, prob a dumb question.

BTW may want to post the year as well, for the mechanics on here.

And always the possibility of the wrong shoes.
 
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Old 08-15-08, 03:15 PM
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Happened to me; adjust the adjusters all the way in and it should go on; might need to wiggle shoes and the drum a bit with a little push on the drum.
 
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Old 08-15-08, 05:06 PM
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Make sure the E-Brake cables arent hung up.. It will hold the shoes out away from the cylinders, and cause what your describing....

Take the "Crossbars" out and try to fit the drums...if they fit with the bars removed...the cables are binding.
 
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Originally Posted by bob22 View Post
Happened to me; adjust the adjusters all the way in and it should go on; might need to wiggle shoes and the drum a bit with a little push on the drum.
I did thxs though, it's still won't go on even if I hammer it in.

Originally Posted by Unclediezel View Post
Make sure the E-Brake cables arent hung up.. It will hold the shoes out away from the cylinders, and cause what your describing....

Take the "Crossbars" out and try to fit the drums...if they fit with the bars removed...the cables are binding.
By "crossbars" do you mean parking brake hold down spring???
if the cables are binding does that mean I have to change it, much thanks for the info.
 
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Old 08-17-08, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
Have you adjusted the star wheel all the way down? I know, prob a dumb question.

BTW may want to post the year as well, for the mechanics on here.

And always the possibility of the wrong shoes.
Ford 1988 F150, not the wrong shoes though thxs.
 
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Old 08-17-08, 03:17 PM
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Look at the brake cyls. and see if they are all the way retracted, also check to see if the top of the shoes are touching each other. If not move them outward a Little they may be hanging up there.
 
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