Remove drums. If no grease or brake fluid leaks, then resurface drums on a lathe. Purchase Motorcraft brand brake shoes and install.
I had this exact same problem. Switched to Motorcraft shoes. Turned drums; problem solved.
Also had this problem with a GM minivan. Turned drums, purchased/installed AC-Delco brand shoes. Problem resolved.
Ford/Motorcraft shoes simply have the correct friction material to work with the iron composition brake drums. Spend the extra $$ for Motorcraft. It'll be worth it.
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 8:40 PM