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Old 09-14-2012, 06:03 PM
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HOW TO:Remove a stuck or fully adjusted bra (fix for 1975 ranchero) Help info provided by chamblizi.

Hello, If you came to this ford truck Enthusiast Forum, then the chances are you own a 1975 Ford Ranchero with stuck rear brake drums.

This Forum is provided help for those who are having issues and have never owned a older vehicle.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:

1) Brake Spoon

2) Flat Head Screw driver.

3) Hammer

4) Small Metal Rod

5) Free Time

6) Common Sense

7) Jack

8) Jack Stand

With this information i will tell you how to remove your rear drum with ease.

First off, What you need to know is the 1975 ranchero rear drum brakes are externally tightened/loosened with a special tool.

Most users say just use a screw driver to adjust down your adjuster screw ..... Here i state that leaves room for failure, damage or even worse... dysfunctional parts.


This is a Brake Spoon.
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What this tool does is back down your brakes from your drum....

The Spoon inserts into a whole on the backing of your drum which located "directly" below the axle.

Steps for removal:

1) Jack up the vehicle

2)Place jack stand under vehicle

3) Back off jack a bit for dual support.

4)Remove Tire

5) Pop Out the Rubber fitting Located "DIRECTLY" under Axle on the backing plate.

6) Insert Metal Rod to Disengage the adjuster plate.

7) Insert Brake Spoon

8) Move Spoon Upward to retract Brake shoes.

9) PULL off drum.


Additional Steps For Stuck Drum:

1) Tap Drum "AWAY FROM THREADS" to break away rust.

2) Pull Drum.....

NOTE: For maximum saftey put lugs on your threads to keep them safe if your afraid of hitting the tips. Do Not Tap on the drum Lips because they are made of cast Iron.


This Tutorial should remove your rear brake drums sucessfully
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Is this thread really needed? Anybody that will try to tackle this or encounter a stuck rear break drum will likely already know how to remove it. Nothing magic in your instructions. Its a No Brainer to losen the adjuster with a brake spoon. Remove the rubber cap?? Wow would have never thought of that. Jack up car? DUH! Can I get my friends to hold the car up?
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Is this thread really needed? Anybody that will try to tackle this or encounter a stuck rear break drum will likely already know how to remove it. Nothing magic in your instructions. Its a No Brainer to losen the adjuster with a brake spoon. Remove the rubber cap?? Wow would have never thought of that. Jack up car? DUH! Can I get my friends to hold the car up?


This is for those new to cars... if you do not like it, report it and talk to a forum mod..... even at that they will not delete it so i suggest you go back under the tire you where plucked from under.
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It would be a very good "how to" for those under 9 years old and have never seen a car before. Let me thank you for them because they prolly arent a members here or own a car.
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It would be a very good "how to" for those under 9 years old and have never seen a car before. Let me thank you for them because they prolly arent a members here or own a car.
"probably"
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Too bad there arent any 9 year old here that own or work on cars. I would suggest you hang out at a childrens site but I bet you already do.
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Just saw the YouTube videos. They explain everything. My mom always said dont make fun of the handicapped.
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I am guessing you were not around when he was on Ranchero.us then.

Why do you put the jack under the vehicle?
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I am guessing you were not around when he was on Ranchero.us then.

Why do you put the jack under the vehicle?
(Repost Statement) if you do not like it, report it and talk to a forum mod..... even at that they will not delete it so i suggest you go back under the tire you where plucked from under.

for insurance I never trust anything that i did not build... I got a cheap jack set so if one of my stands fail... the jack catches 50 dollars for a ac delco jack and jack stand set up is not the safest idea. The proper jack to use would be a 6 ton floor jack.... I dislike stubby 2 ton jacks
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