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Old 10-25-2009, 07:29 PM
thecalman thecalman is offline
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Default 99 ranger right rear brake issue

99, 4.0, auto, 4x4, ranger ext cab

I changed the rear brake drums, shoes, all hardware, cylinders and brake cables. The right rear now shudders then locks up with moderate braking. When manually adjusting brakes it feels as if something is out of round. I tried 2 drums with same results. I did notice that the original right rear self adjuster pawl had a groove machined in it where it contacts the adjuster. I'm the original owner and I do remember the dealer saying they did something per a service bulletin to the rear brakes. This was about 9 years ago. I suspect they replaced the original right rear pawl with the slotted version. I suspect that's why there was minimal wear to the right rear shoes as they probably no longer self adjusted.

Any help with this issue would be wonderful !
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:32 PM
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I'd back off both adjusters a considerable amount, then drive it. Then do the drive backwards and slam hard on the brakes a couple times. This will self adjust to the proper amount. I suspect the one that's giving you trouble is too tight on the drum.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I'll rebleed, back off the adjusters and see what happens. If this doesn't work I guess I'll notch the adjuster pawl a bit at a time and try to find the sweet spot.
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