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Old 05-12-2009, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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F550 parking brake adjustment

How do I adjust the parking brake on an 01 F550 dual rear on a Dana 135 axle? It has disc brakes, and I can't find any rubber plug on the backing plate hiding a star head bolt as mentioned in some threads. Pictures if possible. Thanks
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check your gmail e-mail account. I sent you a Word doc with the procedure - including an illustration - from the workshop manual.

But basically, unless your F-550 is a motorhome, then you have the same parking brake as an F-250. There is a rubber plug on the back of the hub. Remove that plug to access the "star" adjuster.

On a 2001 that "rubber" plug is probably hard and stiff and dirty and doesn't look anything like rubber. But it's probably there.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help

Thanks Smokey,
I got the brakes adjusted. After attempting it with all sorts of screwdrivers, I bought a brake spoon adjustment tool for $6.50 and it worked great. Turning the star wheel counterclockwise (looking from the front of the vehicle) tightened the pads.
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