Skip to comments.Shameless, hapless vanity: Problem with the brakes on a 1993 F250
Posted on 05/20/2012 3:58:36 PM PDT by OKSooner
Tried posting this on F150online but no takers...
Y'know that little stamped steel doodad that connects the parking brake cable, coming from the parking brake pedal, to the two cables that each go to the brakes on each rear wheel?
Mine broke from metal fatigue. So I got a new one, fortunately, from my local dealer. It has three keyhole-shaped holes in it - one in the center, for the forward cable, and two holes on either end, one for each rear cable. It looks to me like it installs by slipping the cable stop for each cable thru the big portion of the keyhole shape, and then around to where the cable stop is bearing on the small part of the keyhole shape. You do this for each cable, forward and rear.
Of course, there's got to be a certain amount of slack in the lines. I tried doing it by pulling the parking brake pedal all the way up into the release position and then pulling the slack out of the rear cables. Obviously I'm still missing something.
If I have to pull off the rear brake drums and un-adjust the brakes to get mucho slack in the rear cables, how is this done? Any special brake tools required? Or is there some other way that doesn't involve messing with the brakes that I just don't know about?
This is for a 89 but should be silmilar.
Hmmmm.... Not my truck but it might help. Thanks.
Have you looked on youtube? All kinds or car repair videos on there.
The pickup is twenty years old. They don’t last forever. The 2013 Ford F250 is amazing. Take a test drive.
You should not have to do this as most of the ajustment should be in the single cable with all the hardware.
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What you have is based on this same design maybe some differences but all in all works the same way.....Sort of.
I’ve got a 93 e250 and it just has that plate for connecting, no springs no adjusters. Looks like you’ll have to back off on the wheel adjustments to get enough slack, if you’re lucky maybe just one.
Not everyone can afford a $30,000-$35,000 truck.
Pull each side cable as far as you can with pliers then clamp a vise grip on the cable gently so it does not pull in.
If this does not give enough slack then you need to manually adjust your park brakes in. If they are drums this is also your service brake.
Take the nuts off the equalizer adjuster that is coming from the front of the vehicle. If there is no equalizer adjustment rod then there will be an adjustment further forward. Place the rear cables in the yoke that you bought and make sure the parking break is OFF. That is NOT depressed. You should be able to put the rod through the yoke from the forward cable and place the nuts back on the rod. Then adjust until just snug. DO NOT overtighten as the rear brake shoes will be in contact with the drum. When you press down on the parking brake pedal it should tighten and work. Good Luck
I am not a mechanic, but I never saw a parking brake that went to the front wheel.
Nothing personal, SVT, but I'm going to keep my '93 F-150 going 'til it or me dies.
I keep up the brakes, tires, clutch, engine, belts, plugs, transmission, tie rods, wheel bearings, shocks and everything else to the best of my ability.
I drug home almost a ton of compost the other day with the bed sitting on the axle. (10 miles). It made it.
I'd love to have a Diesel F-250 but not until this one dies.
Where did I imply that?
As well it should be, for $60k in a loaded 4x4 PSD.
A brake spoon
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