Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter: West Coast
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 21
Quite often drum brake jobs go bad because park brake cables hang up or are adjusted wrong. The spreader bar is actuated by the lever on the rear shoe and spreads the shoes at the top. this bar MUST have play between the shoes after the shoes have been adjusted. If not; your shoes will drag and not release properly. 95% of all tauruses i work on have frozen cable/s. Oreilley's best is not very good. Lifetime warranty doe not mean quality. I recommend Wagner PAB599AR shoes for 100,000 mile life with quiet performance. From an expert.
I'm about to do the job and was planning on following these instructions. Is there anything missing in them?
2004 Taurus SES Duratec 107k
Upgrades: Mach RCU & Tweeters, Bluetooth, Ford Cargo Tray, LED Trunk Lighting, Headlight Relays, Adjustable Pedals
Running on: Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus, Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 & Fram Pro Synthetic Filter, Valvoline MERCON V, Valvoline DOT 3&4, ZEREX G-05, Top Tier Regular Gas