A Cars forum. AutoBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AutoBanter forum » Auto newsgroups » Technology
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Ford F150 Rotor installation problem



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 13th 18, 01:49 AM posted to rec.autos.tech
Michael[_23_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 36
Default Ford F150 Rotor installation problem

I took the rear driver rotor off my truck and was ready to replace it when a piece of the emergency brake shoe broke off (a wood-like substance that's like a shim about 1/8 or less). I'm need to travel miles tomorrow and I'm wondering if this is going to screw up my brakes if I just install the rotor without replacing the shoes.

Thanks.

Mike
Ads
  #2  
Old May 13th 18, 06:14 AM posted to rec.autos.tech
Sanity Clause[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default Ford F150 Rotor installation problem

Michael wrote:
> I took the rear driver rotor off my truck and was ready to replace it
> when a piece of the emergency brake shoe broke off (a wood-like substance
> that's like a shim about 1/8 or less).


That's known as the brake "lining", and is usually bonded securely to
the metal frame, and together make up the "shoe". With age and use, they
can start to crack and come apart, sometimes just losing chunks,
sometimes coming completely unglued from the metal part.

> I'm need to travel miles tomorrow and I'm wondering if this is going to
> screw up my brakes if I just install the rotor without replacing the shoes.
> Thanks.
> Mike


If you have disc brakes on the rear (calipers and pads on the outside),
and just the parking (not emergency) brake shoes on the inside, then you
only need to worry if you rely on your parkng brake to keep the truck
from moving unexpectedly (parking on really steep hills, or with a
manual transmission, pretty much any hill). If you only lost a small
chunk, don't worry about it. But if you lost the whole lining off a shoe....

  #3  
Old May 13th 18, 06:28 AM posted to rec.autos.tech
Michael[_23_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 36
Default Ford F150 Rotor installation problem

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 12:14:10 AM UTC-5, Sanity Clause wrote:
> Michael wrote:
> > I took the rear driver rotor off my truck and was ready to replace it
> > when a piece of the emergency brake shoe broke off (a wood-like substance
> > that's like a shim about 1/8 or less).

>
> That's known as the brake "lining", and is usually bonded securely to
> the metal frame, and together make up the "shoe". With age and use, they
> can start to crack and come apart, sometimes just losing chunks,
> sometimes coming completely unglued from the metal part.
>
> > I'm need to travel miles tomorrow and I'm wondering if this is going to
> > screw up my brakes if I just install the rotor without replacing the shoes.
> > Thanks.
> > Mike

>
> If you have disc brakes on the rear (calipers and pads on the outside),
> and just the parking (not emergency) brake shoes on the inside, then you
> only need to worry if you rely on your parkng brake to keep the truck
> from moving unexpectedly (parking on really steep hills, or with a
> manual transmission, pretty much any hill). If you only lost a small
> chunk, don't worry about it. But if you lost the whole lining off a shoe....


Much appreciated, Sanity!
  #4  
Old May 13th 18, 07:52 AM posted to rec.autos.tech
dsi1[_11_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 306
Default Ford F150 Rotor installation problem

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:49:38 PM UTC-10, Michael wrote:
> I took the rear driver rotor off my truck and was ready to replace it when a piece of the emergency brake shoe broke off (a wood-like substance that's like a shim about 1/8 or less). I'm need to travel miles tomorrow and I'm wondering if this is going to screw up my brakes if I just install the rotor without replacing the shoes.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mike


Just don't use your parking brake and everything will be fine. Remember to park on level surfaces. Take a carpenter's level with you so you can check. I would change those shoes if you like to use that mechanical linkage brake. Otherwise, move to an area that doesn't have hills.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford F150 rear right BRAKE light problem papadad Technology 18 January 8th 17 11:48 PM
Distributor Rotor Fit Problem John Stafford[_3_] VW air cooled 4 September 7th 09 07:10 PM
F150 (1999) Starting Problem [email protected] Technology 2 April 20th 07 04:25 PM
Fuel Problem in 1985 F150 302 EFI OldGuru Technology 3 May 17th 06 05:53 AM
Front End Shakes After New Pad/Rotor Installation SR-71 Honda 2 October 10th 04 04:10 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 AutoBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.