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Question by  fb3 (29)

How do you adjust brakes on a F-250?

I need to adjust the brakes on my F-250.


Answer by  mechtech74 (692)

Snug up the handbrake cable under the truck until just barely slack. Chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear, release the handbrake, take out the little rubber plug from behind the drum, place your adjust tool in the hole until you feel the adjuster and rotate it until you feel a faint drag when you spin the wheel/tire.


Answer by  MechMan3 (885)

There are two ways to adjust them. Drive in reverse in an empty parking lot and pressing the brake should adjust them. Or use a screwdriver in the backing plate


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Drum brakes should have a star wheel adjuster on them to allow adjustment. Some models may also have an adjustment procedure listed in the manual. Disk brakes should self adjust.


Answer by  Ralphie1954 (420)

First off the front brakes are disc brakes and do not have an adjustment. The rear brakes if they are drum are adjusted by backing up and braking, then pulling forward and braking again. You will have to do this over and over but they will adjust properly using this method since they are self-adjusting brakes.

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