Parking brake not working

Tiny
ROYCAR71
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  • 1997 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 290,125 MILES
I switched out the parking brake pads, but brakes still will not hold While in neutral. I turned star adjuster to expand to inner of rotor. It appeared to initially hold. Then it lost tension when I tested it.
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 AT 12:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using injector

Often times, the brake shoes will center themselves when first applied. Anytime I replace drum style brakes, I adjust, apply the brake several times, readjust, and do it until it works properly.

Make sure cables are not broken or stretched. Here are the directions specific to you vehicle. It also includes how adjustment is done. Take a look at them to see if you did everything correctly. All pictures correlate with these directions.

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PROCEDURES

REMOVAL
1. Relieve the tension on the parking brake system.
A. Pull the front parking brake cable and conduit.
B. Insert a suitable retainer.

NOTE: Make sure the parking brake control is fully released.

2. Remove the rear disc brake rotor.

3. Remove the brake shoe retracting spring.

4. Remove the brake shoe adjusting screw spring.

5. Remove the brake adjuster screw

6. Remove the rear brake shoe hold-down springs.

7. Remove the rear brake shoes.
8. Inspect the components for excessive wear or damage and replace as required.

INSTALLATION
1. Install the rear brake shoes.

2. Install the front brake shoe hold-down springs.

3. Install the brake adjuster screw.

4. Install the brake shoe adjusting screw spring.

5. Install the brake shoe retracting spring.

6. Use the Brake Adjusting Gauge to measure the inside diameter of the drum portion of the rear disc brake rotor.

7. Use the Brake Adjusting Gauge to set the rear brake shoe diameter.
8. Install the rear disc brake rotor.

9. Apply tension to the parking brake system.
A. Hold the front parking brake cable and conduit taut.
B. Remove the retainer.

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Let me know if this helps.

Joe
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