Mechanics

ADJUST PARKING BRAKE

2002 Ford Explorer

How do you adjust the parking brake on a 2002 Explorer Sport. The pedal goes to the floor.
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Jamesmckinney
January 8, 2011.




Raise and support the vehicle.
Inspect for broken or binding parking brake cables

Parking Brake Shoes

Special Tool(s) Gauge, Brake Adjusting
206-D002 (D81L-1103-A) or equivalent

Removal and Installation

NOTE: Verify that the parking brake control (2780) is fully released.

Relieve the tension on the parking brake system.
Pull the front parking brake cable and conduit (2853).
Insert a 4 mm (5/32-inch) drill bit or equivalent retainer.

Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the brake hose, do not allow the disc brake caliper to hang suspended from the hose.

Remove the disc brake caliper.
Remove the two bolts and lift the disc brake caliper and brake pads off the brake disc.
Using mechanics wire, position the disc brake caliper aside.
Remove the brake disc.

NOTE: Wheel hub has been removed for clarity.

Remove the brake shoe retracting spring (2296).

Remove the brake shoe adjusting screw spring (2049).

Remove the brake adjuster screw (2041).

Remove the rear brake shoe hold-down springs (2068).

Remove the rear brake shoes and linings (2200).

Inspect the components for excessive wear or damage and install new as required.
WARNING: Always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel, the surface of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel. Installing wheels without correct metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control.

NOTE: Before installation, lubricate the applied parking brake shoe at points where it contacts the wheel knuckle using Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Use the Brake Adjusting Gauge to measure the inside diameter of the drum position of the rear brake disc.
NOTE: Make sure the shoes are correctly centered. Take measurement across the center of the shoes.

Use the Brake Adjusting Gauge to set the rear brake shoe and lining diameter to 107 mm (0.042 in) less than the inside diameter of the drum portion of the rear brake disc.

Apply tension to the parking brake cable system.
Hold the front parking brake cable and conduit taut.
Remove the retainer from the parking brake control.

Check the operation of the parking brake.


BMRFIXIT
Jan 8, 2011.


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