E brake service

solja4jc

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Looking to get my E brake serviced/ repaired on my 2000 F250. Pedal seems good, brakes dont grab the truck. Any recommendations and maybe the cost of such repairs?
 

Dennis

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I'd just pull the brakes apart and see if everything is working when the e-brake is set by pedal. Might be something simple.
 

solja4jc

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Well here is the deal, you have to take the axel out of the shaft to get to the parking brake, im not sure how to do this/have the right tools to do so.
 

3rd Petal

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Yep, parking brake is separate from service brake in that era Ford, it is a drum brake inside the top hat of the rotor. Axle shaft needs to come out to get at it. I don’t think there is any adjustment point in the cables, there is a self tensioner built into the petal assembly. There is a star wheel adjuster that you can work through the backing plate using a flathead, I would start there before taking it to a shop. I have seen a few where the shoes become un-bonded and leave the building.... if that is the case, I have no shop recommendations
 

solja4jc

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Yep, parking brake is separate from service brake in that era Ford, it is a drum brake inside the top hat of the rotor. Axle shaft needs to come out to get at it. I don’t think there is any adjustment point in the cables, there is a self tensioner built into the petal assembly. There is a star wheel adjuster that you can work through the backing plate using a flathead, I would start there before taking it to a shop. I have seen a few where the shoes become un-bonded and leave the building.... if that is the case, I have no shop recommendations
Took Denis's and your advise before taking to any shop. Looked on other forums and found the star wheel adjustment through the back plate with a flathead. Worked great! Seems as though the passenger side was 10 or so clicks looser than the Driver side. Due to time it must have loosened? I was a dummy when I first got the truck and forgot to release the parking brake, didn't even notice it on with the 7.3L lol.
 
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