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Hey everyone, I am thinking about changing my rear brakes over Christmas break. I've never done drum brakes but I have a friend that has before and he said he'd help me. I was just curious of how hard they are to change and how much time I should expect to spend on them. Thanks
 

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Piece o'cake...

Pop off the drum, and everything's in front of you. Make sure you reassemble it the same way it came apart. The front (primary) shoes are different from the rears (secondaries). Use your Haynes or Chilton manual if you're not familiar with doing a brake job.

Rotsa Ruck...
 

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Originally posted by 93taurusSX@Dec 17 2003, 02:37 PM
I'm not really sure however, here's an auction on ebay right now for drum shoes: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=2448447927

They're for a sedan btw; I think the wagons came with bigger drums.
The wagons drum is tiny as can be. That's because it has to fit in the middle of the large disc brake that the wagon has on the rear.
 

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I'm talking about the gen1/2 wagons that didn't have ABS (I think
) Those came with bigger drums than the drum'd sedans IIRC...
 

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Originally posted by Majisto+Dec 18 2003, 05:52 PM-->QUOTE (Majisto @ Dec 18 2003, 05:52 PM)
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@Dec 17 2003, 02:37 PM
I'm not really sure however, here's an auction on ebay right now for drum shoes: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=2448447927 

They're for a sedan btw; I think the wagons came with bigger drums.
The wagons drum is tiny as can be. That's because it has to fit in the middle of the large disc brake that the wagon has on the rear.
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Taurus wagons have a drum in disc design?


My sedan has just rear discs. No drum in disc setup.
 

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Originally posted by Racer X+Dec 19 2003, 03:25 AM-->QUOTE (Racer X @ Dec 19 2003, 03:25 AM)
Originally posted by [email protected] 18 2003, 05:52 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-93taurusSX
@Dec 17 2003, 02:37 PM
I'm not really sure however, here's an auction on ebay right now for drum shoes: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=2448447927 

They're for a sedan btw; I think the wagons came with bigger drums.

The wagons drum is tiny as can be. That's because it has to fit in the middle of the large disc brake that the wagon has on the rear.
Taurus wagons have a drum in disc design?


My sedan has just rear discs. No drum in disc setup.
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the drum is for the parking /e-brake iirc
 

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Originally posted by 2FST4U2C@Dec 19 2003, 03:28 AM
the drum is for the parking /e-brake iirc
I know what the drum is for; just was unaware that Taurii had that particular setup. Mine has a hyd./ mechanical caliper on the rear discs.
 

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Originally posted by Racer X+Dec 19 2003, 02:40 AM-->QUOTE (Racer X @ Dec 19 2003, 02:40 AM)
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the drum is for the parking /e-brake iirc
I know what the drum is for; just was unaware that Taurii had that particular setup. Mine has a hyd./ mechanical caliper on the rear discs. [/b]
Uh oh...maybe they do. I have a drum-in-hat on the Explorer. I figured Ford wouldn't bother to change anything.
 

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I have a Gen III, with all disk breaks, and a parking brake, so....how does that work? The same way a drum would?

Adam
 

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On my rear disks, they can be manually operated via cable by the parking brake pedal or hydraulically with the regular brakes.
 
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