Mechanics

E350 VAN, REAR DRUM BRAKES

1997 Ford E-Series Van • 2WD Automatic •

How do you attach the hold down spring on a Ford E350? (Changing rear drum brakes).
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Homeschlr
January 5, 2011.



Installation

Lubricate the brake backing plate friction points. Use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A.

Install the rear brake shoes and linings.
Position the rear brake shoes and linings.
Install the (A) brake shoe hold-down spring pins and the (B) brake shoe hold-down springs.
Install the brake shoe anchor pin guide plate.

NOTE: To prevent incorrect installation, the socket end of each brake adjuster screw is stamped R or L.

Assemble the brake adjuster screw assembly.
Apply Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A.
Install the (A) brake adjuster screw into the (B) brake shoe adjusting screw nut to the end of the threads, and then loosen one-half turn.
Install the brake shoe adjusting screw socket on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Install the brake adjuster screw assembly.
Position the brake adjuster screw assembly.
Install the brake shoe adjusting screw spring.
Position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable.
Install the cable guide.
Position the (A) adjusting lever return spring and the (B) brake shoe adjusting lever.
Hook the brake shoe adjusting lever cable to the brake shoe adjusting lever.

Test the operation of the automatic self-adjuster.
Pull the (A) brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the (B) brake shoe adjusting lever rotates the (C) brake shoe adjuster assembly.
Release the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever advances to the next notch on the (D) brake shoe adjusting screw nut.

Install the parking brake lever.
Attach the (A) parking brake rear cable and conduit to the (B) parking brake lever.
Position the parking brake lever.
Install the (C) parking brake lever bolt and, at the back of the brake backing plate, the (D) parking brake lever bolt lock nut.

Install the brake shoe retracting spring.

Adjust the brakes. Refer to Brake Shoe and Lining Adjustments in the General Procedures portion of this section.
NOTE: The brake drum spring nut is not necessary for installation.

Install the brake drum.
Install the tire and wheel assembly.


BMRFIXIT
Jan 5, 2011.