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post #1 of 3 Old 12-12-2013, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Spongy pedal problem

Hey guys so last night i was checking my rear brakes that were acting up and found that the brake material on one of the shoes was falling off of the metal. So i decided to change out the brakes. After about 3 hours of fighting the springs i finally got the new ones on. When i went out to test them the brake pedal is very spongy at first but stiffens up at farther down. I first assumed they needed bled but the e-brake pedal also now goes to the floor. Do they just need adjusted out more? Or is it possible air got into the system? I did not replace the wheel cylinder, just the shoes so idk how air could've got in. Thanks! Oh and it is a 1997 f-250 7.3l 238,000 miles.
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-13-2013, 08:16 PM
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Did you make certain the front shoes were in the front and rears in the rear. Also were the adjusters tightened up.
I am not familiar with these trucks but I am guessing they are not much different then older trucks.


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You need to adjust the star tensioner. Once you do that the parking brake will take up again and you will have a solid pedal higher up. The better the Jo. You do, the higher up the pedal will get hard.
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