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Old 01-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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parking brake Help

how is the easiest way to adjust the parking brake on a 2000 f 350 i failed my inspection cuz the brake does not hold the truck

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Old 01-02-2010, 11:25 PM   #2
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There is a star nut on the inside of the backing panel on the rear brakes. Look for a slit, then turn it with a screw driver/or the brake tool a little at a time.

I wish someone would come up with a drive line brake for these things, I've got a new pedal assembly, and adjust the rears and it works when it wants.
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do you have to pull the rear tires off or is it like to older trucks with drums with a little plug that you pull to get to the adjuster on the inside of the wheel assembley
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do you have to pull the rear tires off or is it like to older trucks with drums with a little plug that you pull to get to the adjuster on the inside of the wheel assembley
It's like the old drum brakes. Pull the plug and play with the adjuster.
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I see your in North Branford trackspeeder. I live in Seymour, I have family out your way.
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got the parking brake tightened went to test it and it only hold the truck when its in drive not in reverse or neutral is this normal
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Hmm.

Mines a stick, when it holds it'll hold in neutral. Maybe try a new pedal assembly? I got one from powerstrokeshop.com for around $70.

I've seen and been in dozens, and I've yet to see one that'll hold on a significant hill.
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ok well im going to see if i can get it to pass today if not ill replace the pedal and go from there thanks for your help
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Did you raise the rear and check the drag while you were adjusting them?
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yeah i went and got my inspection and it passed so i will keep an eye on it my cousins truck does the same so i think thats what they do it holds in drive and neutral but not reverse which seems strange but it passed so im pleased thanks for you help
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