1980 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 78000 miles
Hi blokes, I have a 1980 model Ford ESCORT Panel Van, fitted with the 1600 crossflow engine.
My question is, Is there a replacement so called auto brake adjuster or, preferably a replacement manual adjuster that could be fitted to the above vehicle.
I have owned this beaut beast for about three years, and, have never been able to adjust the rear brakes (drum type of course) with any real satisfaction. There is fitted to the backing plates a slot for which I assume that is the access for a flat tool as is used for manual adjusting, however, there is no corresponding adjusting spring loaded or otherwise part to actual perform and adjustment. I resort to the madness of removing the wheels, and drums, adjust what I think is the auto adjusters as far as being able to replace the drums etc, this is at best only a miserable attempt to keep the rear brakes adjusted to a satisfactory level. Can you help with any suggestions as to either the best method of adjustment, or info on a replacement manual adjuster, if such a thing is available of course. I am of the opinion that perhaps the adjusters I have may have been not the correct part, perhaps change by a previous owner. Any help you can give would be most appreciated, and I thank you in anticipation. Regards Norm.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 AT 3:58 PM