1997 Ford F-150 rear drum brake over adjust

Tiny
DAVID CONRAD
  • 1997 FORD F-150

Brakes problem
1997 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 185000 miles

The right (passenger side) rear drum brake has over adjusted.

Corrective action taken: On 1/25/08 I backed off the adjustment screw and oiled the pivot points but not the adjustement screw. With a soft mallet I tapped the shoes to knock out any crud. About 50% of the pad is left. I changed the brake shoes about 3 years ago but did not turn the drumbs.

2/1/08 I noticed the right drum is hot and the left is cool. I also think it is starting to drag again.

What will cause the brakes to over adjust?

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Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 6:35 AM

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Tiny
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Usually a bad self adjuster.

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Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 8:27 PM

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