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Old 11-13-2007, 12:04 AM
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I have a 2000 ford f250 4x4 7.3 6spd! I pull alot trailers and i always would use my emergency brake!! Well one great afternoon i was pulling and i left the emergency brake on!!! Now it doesnt work the pedal goes all the way down and it will not hold or stop the truck everywhere i go i cant leave my truck running because i got no emergency brake i got to turn off the truck and leave it in gear!! I have had emergency brakes adjusted and it worked for about 3 days and then it stopped working!!! Is there a special pad for the emergency brake system or what wears out??? Please get back to me with any info!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:23 AM
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Your rear brake rotor has a drum incorporated in it to use as an E-Brake. It is a drum and expanding shoe just like the old drum brakes were. It sounds like you destroyed your lining when you drove away with your E-Brake on.

You will have to remove your rear wheels and inspect your brake shoes inside the drum. Not the pads for the disc brakes. If you are handy you can replace them yourself. Otherwise you'll have to take it somewhere to have them done.
 
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:28 AM
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You should NEVER trust that puny E brake to hold a load when towing. You should use several wheel chocks. If you chock both front and rear on the same wheel, then when you forget to remove them, and trust me you will occasionally do that, they'll remind you real fast because you can't get started.
 
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:32 AM
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There is a "star" adjuster just like on regular drum brakes for the e-brake. You most likely wore your shoes down and need to readjust the shoes. Use a brake spoon or short screwdriver to adjust the shoes out so that when you step on the e-brake pedal the shoes reach the drum. This should fix your problem. Good luck.
 
 


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