If 4 wheel drive and equipped with CV axles in rear, DO NOT remove the large nut in center of drum, that is CV joint axle bolt.
Inspect brake drum, Ford sometimes will use a thin retaing clip on lugs, they are thin spring steel retainers. Pry them off, you do not need to re-use, they are used at assembly to keep drum on during assembly.
Drums can sometimes rust on shaft and can be difficult to get off. Spray some PB blaster into lug hole and axle shaft piolt.
If drums still will not come off, remove adjuster nut rubber sealer behind drum, use screwdriver to rotate adjusting screw "up". This will retract shoes and drum should come off.
Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 8:20 AM