THE PROCEDURE YOU SHOW IS NOT CORRECT FOR THIS ...

  • Tiny
  • Charlespeavey
  • 1999 FORD CONTOUR
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The procedure you show is not correct for this model year. The adjuster is not the same. How does one adjust rear drums out, after drum is installed. The rubber bung does not get to the adjuster. Please show spacifically this procedure.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 12:42 PM

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  • Tiny
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There is nothing to adjust here is the shoes were installed correctly. It uses spring loaded slip gears that take up all slack when the brake pedal is applied.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 12:47 PM
  • Tiny
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How long or how many applications of the brakes are required to fully adjust the shoes out?

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 1:16 PM
  • Tiny
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After installing new shoes, and applying brakes numerous time, there is a vibration when applying brakes at normal speed that was not there before new shoes. Every thing is correct inside the drum.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 1:18 PM
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They will pop on the first application if they were installed correctly.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 1:19 PM
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  • Freemba
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Work the parking brake control several times to adjust the rear brake shoes.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 1:26 PM
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No, these brake shoes do not adjust that way and the brake shoe adjustment would have nothing to do with a vibration when braking. Something was done or installed incorrectly or the drum is bent.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 1:30 PM
  • Tiny
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Wasn't aware of a brake vibration. I was just responding to the following remark;

"The procedure you show is not correct for this model year. The adjuster is not the same. How does one adjust rear drums out, after drum is installed. The rubber bung does not get to the adjuster. Please show spacifically this procedure."

Go info from Alldata and posted it here. How do those brakes adjust?

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 4:43 PM
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It has an eccentric cam with fine teeth on it that is spring loaded. As soon as the shoes spread, the cam jumps ahead until it meets resistance and locks there. To back it off, you just separate the 2 gears.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 6:39 PM
  • Tiny
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Charlespeavey,

I have a video that shows the procedures for replacing these brake shoes and dealing with the adjuster. Send my you email address and I'll send you the info. (To send me the email address, simply reply to this post and include you email address). Thanks

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 9:16 PM
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I would think twice about posting your e-mail in a public forum.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 9:31 PM

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