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    E-Series Vans (1997-2005)

    Brake Shoes

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    Adjustment



    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  

    Brake Drums Removed


    NOTE
    After adjusting the rear brake shoes and linings, check the parking brake for proper operation. Make sure the parking brake cable equalizer operates freely.

    1. Measure the brake drum inside diameter. Use a brake adjustment gauge.

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      Fig. Measuring the brake drum inside diameter



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      Fig. Measuring overall brake shoe width

    2.  
    3. Rotate the brake adjuster screw until the rear brake shoes and linings touch the tool.
    4.  

    Brake Drums Installed

    1. Raise and support the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. At the back of the brake backing plate, remove the brake adjusting hole cover.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
    6.  
    7. Using a screwdriver, move the brake shoe adjusting lever off the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
      NOTE
      Move the adjustment tool handle upward to tighten the brake adjuster screw.



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      Fig. Adjusting the brakes with the drum installed

    8.  
    9. Turn the brake shoe adjusting screw nut until the brake drum begins to drag. Then loosen the brake adjuster screw until the brake drum rotates freely.
    10.  
    11. Replace the brake adjusting hole cover.
    12.  
    13. Lower the vehicle.
    14.  

    Drum Installed
    1. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
    2.  
    3. Remove the rubber plug from the adjusting slot on the backing plate.
    4.  


    CAUTION
    Brake shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

    1. Insert a brake adjusting spoon into the slot and engage the lowest possible tooth on the starwheel. Move the end of the brake spoon downward to move the starwheel upward and expand the adjusting screw. Repeat this operation until the brakes lock the wheels.
    2.  
    3. Insert a small screwdriver or piece of firm wire (coat hanger wire) into the adjusting slot and push the automatic adjusting lever out and free of the starwheel on the adjusting screw and hold it there.
    4.  
    5. Engage the topmost tooth possible on the starwheel with the brake adjusting spoon. Move the end of the adjusting spoon upward to move the adjusting screw starwheel downward and contract the adjusting screw. Back off the adjusting screw starwheel until the wheel spins freely with a minimum of drag. Keep track of the number of turns that the starwheel is backed off, or the number of strokes taken with the brake adjusting spoon.
    6.  
    7. Repeat this operation for the other side. When backing off the brakes on the other side, the starwheel adjuster must be backed off the same number of turns to prevent side-to-side brake pull.
    8.  
    9. When the brakes are adjusted make several stops while backing the vehicle, to equalize the brakes at both of the wheels.
    10.  
    11. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle. Road test the vehicle.
    12.  

    Inspection





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    Fig. Measure brake shoe thickness in several places around the shoe

    Inspect the brake shoes for wear using a ruler or Vernier caliper. Compare measurements to the brake specifications chart. If the lining is thinner than specification or there is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, repair the leak and replace all brake shoe assemblies (a complete axle set). In addition to the shoes inspect all springs and brake shoe hardware for wear and replace as necessary.

    Removal & Installation



    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Remove the brake drum.
    4.  
    5. Inspect the rear brake assembly for the following:
      NOTE
      To aid installation, note the locations of the short and long brake shoe retracting springs.



      the rear wheel cylinder for excessive leakage that can contaminate brake system parts, and rebuild as necessary.
       
      the rear brake shoes and linings for contamination, and replace as necessary.
       
      the rear brake shoes and linings for minimum thickness, above the backing plate or rivets, and replace as necessary.
       
      the springs for heat discoloration, and replace as necessary.
       
      the adjusting lever contact with the brake adjuster screw.
       

    6.  
    7. Remove the long brake shoe retracting spring.
    8.  
    9. Remove the short brake shoe retracting spring.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the brake shoe adjusting lever cable from the brake shoe adjusting lever.
    12.  
    13. Remove the brake shoe adjusting lever cable.
    14.  
    15. Remove the cable guide.
    16.  
    17. Remove the adjusting lever return spring and the brake shoe adjusting lever.
    18.  
    19. Remove the brake shoe adjusting screw spring.
    20.  
    21. Remove the brake adjuster screw assembly.
      NOTE
      The parking brake link spring and the brake parking spring retainer will come off with the parking brake strut.

    22.  
    23. Remove the brake shoe anchor pin guide plate, parking brake strut and the parking brake lever pin retainer.
    24.  
    25. Remove the brake shoe hold-down springs.
    26.  
    27. Remove the rear brake shoes and linings.
    28.  
    29. Remove the brake shoe hold-down spring pins.
    30.  
    31. Pull back the parking brake cable spring and disconnect the parking brake lever.
    32.  

    To install

    1. Compress the parking brake cable spring and attach the parking brake lever.
    2.  
    3. Clean and lubricate the brake backing plate. Use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A.
    4.  
    5. Attach the parking brake lever to the rear brake shoe and lining and secure the parking brake lever pin retainer.
    6.  
    7. Position the rear brake shoes and linings.
    8.  
    9. Install the brake shoe hold-down spring pins and the brake shoe hold-down springs.
    10.  
    11. Install the parking brake link spring and the parking brake spring retainer on the parking brake strut.
    12.  
    13. Install the parking brake strut.
    14.  
    15. Install the brake shoe anchor pin guide plate.
    16.  
    17. Place the brake shoe adjusting lever cable over the anchor pin, with crimped side in.
    18.  
    19. Install the short brake shoe retracting spring.
      NOTE
      Make sure the brake shoe adjusting lever cable is positioned in the cable guide groove.

    20.  
    21. Install the cable guide.
    22.  
    23. Position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable in the cable guide groove.
    24.  
    25. Install the long brake shoe retracting spring.
      NOTE
      prevent incorrect installation, the socket end of each brake adjuster screw is stamped R or L .

    26.  
    27. Apply Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A.
    28.  
    29. Install the brake adjuster screw into the brake shoe adjusting screw nut to the end of the threads, and then loosen one-half turn.
    30.  
    31. Install the brake shoe adjusting screw socket on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
    32.  
    33. Position the brake adjuster screw assembly.
    34.  
    35. Install the brake shoe adjusting screw spring.
    36.  
    37. Position the brake shoe adjusting lever cable.
    38.  
    39. Position the adjusting lever return spring and the brake shoe adjusting lever.
    40.  
    41. Hook the brake shoe adjusting lever cable to the brake shoe adjusting lever.
    42.  
    43. Test the operation of the automatic self-adjuster.
      1. Pull the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever rotates the brake shoe adjuster assembly.
      2.  
      3. Release the brake shoe adjusting lever cable and check that the brake shoe adjusting lever advances to the next notch on the brake shoe adjusting screw nut.
      4.  

    44.  
    45. Adjust the brakes.
    46.  
    47. Install the brake drum.
    48.  

     
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