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Old 06-01-2010, 01:57 PM
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emergency brake not working...failed inspection

OK so I failed my PA state inspection because my emergency brake isn't working. I said I wanted to look into it before they fix it. What am I getting myself into???? Any links with pictures? How hard is this? Is it not worth my while? If I should just get someone else to do it...how much would I be looking at (how many hours do "the books" say it should take?)

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My only experience with E-brakes have been the cable kind. So there is just a cable that gets pulled when you pull up on the e-brake handle which then clamps the brakes. Shouldn't be extremely hard to troubleshoot or fix I wouldn't think. But I haven't done one on a F250 so maybe i'm completely off?
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:56 PM
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it isnt too hard, most likely you will need to replace the park brake shoes, maybe the rotors(cuz the drum for the park brake is a part of it) The tip off on the drum is a deep ridge on the outer edge. The best way to get things adjusted is to crank out the adjusters till you can just barely get the drum/rotor back over the shoes. It the drums are worn too bad the ridge makes it pretty hard to get them to tighten enough to hold the truck.
confused yet?
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you will have to ramove the wheel, then take the axel out. Then the large ratcheting nut which is(inside the axel area, it uses a special tool(socket) to do it). Remove that, then the hub comes off. You will see the e brake shoes then.
YOu might as well replace the axel seal and axel O-ring while you are at it.
I believe the torque spec on the ratcheting nut it 60 pounds then back off 5 clicks.
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