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Unread 02-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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E brake shoe adjustment question.

I have a ford 8.8 rear axle with disk brakes and e brake shoes. Theres some kind of adjustment screw at the bottom where the shoes meet. What is this called and how do I find out how long its supposed to be?

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I have a ford 8.8 rear axle with disk brakes and e brake shoes. Theres some kind of adjustment screw at the bottom where the shoes meet. What is this called and how do I find out how long its supposed to be?
Star wheel adjuster and it's supposed to be exactly 28.54mm long measured between the two flat spots that wrap around the ends of the shoes.
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Star wheel adjuster and it's supposed to be exactly 28.54mm long measured between the two flat spots that wrap around the ends of the shoes.
Thank you. Really appreciate the info.
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Unread 02-19-2011, 12:34 AM   #4
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Thats was a very oddly specific question to have answered that fast. Do you change ebrake shoes often on a ford 8.8 or did u just fire that off from memory?
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Thats was a very oddly specific question to have answered that fast. Do you change ebrake shoes often on a ford 8.8 or did u just fire that off from memory?
It's actually a made up answer pulled straight from my butt.

A teeniest bit of a search would have revealed that it is in fact a star adjuster and the dimension is predicated upon the wear of the friction lining combined with the internal dimensional drum diameter. Properly adjusted, the star wheel adjuster spreads the shoes far enough apart at the bottom to keep the friction material in close enough proximity to the drum surface that a moderate application of the parking brake lever will create enough frictional resistance to stop the vehicle from rolling on mild to moderate inclines.

I figured since you like to make threads that turn into FUBARfests of phenomenal proportions, I'd get you started off on the right foot.

You were supposed to ask how one gets an accurate measurement.
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Mrblaine, I don't mean to piggyback but how does one get that exact measurement?
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