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post #1 of 25 Old 01-11-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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parking brake adjustment

Hello all. Does anyone know how to adjust the parking brakes on a 2000 f350 dually with disk brakes? Did not see any hole to access the star adjuster on back of the brakes.
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if i remember correctly its on the inside of the brakes. at the bottom. someone else might be able to explain better/with pics. also i think its a star adjuster. its been awhile since i have messed with mine but its about time to do it again

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yeah i got a 99 here that'll go rolling down anything thats not perfectly level... cant leave it in neutral, doesnt help when u want to warm it up!
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There is a rubber plug you have to pull out. The drive side is on the bottom and the passenger side is on the top of the backing plate.



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There is a rubber plug you have to pull out. The drive side is on the bottom and the passenger side is on the top of the backing plate.
that sounds right. i knew i was forgetting something. maybe when it warms up ill think about adjusting mine. lol

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I am such a n00b with my truck. I need to adjust mine too. How many clicks should I hear before I know its properly adjusted? Or should I just adjust 2-3 clicks at a time untill I dont get mowed over by my truck? haha
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I am such a n00b with my truck. I need to adjust mine too. How many clicks should I hear before I know its properly adjusted? Or should I just adjust 2-3 clicks at a time untill I dont get mowed over by my truck? haha
correct. from what i have always been told you wanna have it grab tight at 3/4 pedal. cant say for sure this is right but thats what i was told. just do it little by little.

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adjust star till it lightly grabs then back off 1 or 2 clicks its a pain in the *** i just did one its a stupid design cuse u cant fit crap in there its like no room mine sucked

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adjust star till it lightly grabs then back off 1 or 2 clicks its a pain in the *** i just did one its a stupid design cuse u cant fit crap in there its like no room mine sucked
Thank you for your reply. I did adjust mine sucessfully. It was a slight pain.
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Okay guys my truck is doing the same darn thing. When I go to jack it up to adjust the brake cable thingy do I need to have the Pbrake set or off. I'm a blonde chick and need a little better instructions. My truck won't hold at all. And like others have said it's an pain in the rear to hook to a trailer cutting her on and off. It's a 99 F350 dually if it makes any difference 6speed. Yall HELP
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