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Old 10-24-2010, 07:33 AM
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Rear Brakes-95 F350

Ok...so my rear brakes are squealing cold and shuddering, so I'm going to go ahead and replace them and get that out of the way. Shoes, springs, and turn the drums. My main question is how do you get the drums off? One of my buddies says you have to unbolt the axleshaft at the flange, then pull the axleshaft out, then take off a spindle nut, and then the drum comes off. That being said, I've never seen a drum that didn't just pull off. Any insight?
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:24 AM
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I am not sure,but your buddy may be thinking of the older models when the axle had to be removed .I believe the drum can be removed without pulling the axle.Maybe someone will chime in for more
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dont do what your buddy said!!! they do just come off,you may need to loosen your rear brakes a bit to free the drum.pull the tire they try to pull the drum off.If it wont come off use the little adjuster wheel on the back and back the shoes off a little bit.Once you do that it will come off.If it still wont come off after that you may need to smack it with a hammer to free it.goodluck>>>>>brian
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I tapped mine off with a large hammer. It's a straight forward brake job and I don't recall any particular headaches while doing the brake job.

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My truck ended up being exactly like my buddy said. Take off the wheel, then undo the axleshart flange bolts and remove the axleshaft. Using the correct spindle nut wrench (NAPA) unbolt the axle hub nut (driver's side is a left handed thread), then pull the drum/hub assembly off. The outer wheel bearing falls off in the process. Change brakes, turn drum...etc. Put the drum on, put gear oil on the bearing, then put it on, put the spindle nut back on (drivers side is a LEFT HANDED THREAD), torque to 60 ft lbs then back off 8 clicks, put the axleshafts back in and bolt up the flanges (60 ft lbs more or less) then bolt the wheel back on (150 ft lbs).
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single rear wheel? dually? my brakes on mine are locking up (97 srw) thinking maybe the shoes where installed backwards. ones longer than the other im pretty sure. just bought the truck a couple weeks ago. had a 97 250hd i know i did rear brakes but cant remember if they were inboard or outboard drums. anybody got a bright idea?
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my son has a 95psd,he is putting in drw from srw,on both axles we just pulled the drums off
We are going to do a brake job on it before install dually rear end,parts cost about $80.00.
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to the OP

You dont have a sterling 10.25 axle then. They pull right off (by that they do freeze to the hub so tapping and some PB blaster might be in order) but in no way shape or form should you have to take the axle out to pull the drum off
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I replaced mine on my 97 last summer and the drums just pulled off, dunno who did the job before tho, both longs were on one side and both shorts on the other and they had the adjusters switched side to side so there weren't doing anything
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Originally Posted by jdffafarmer View Post
I replaced mine on my 97 last summer and the drums just pulled off, dunno who did the job before tho, both longs were on one side and both shorts on the other and they had the adjusters switched side to side so there weren't doing anything
Nothing like quality work, eh?
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