Technical Anyone removed the rear drum

Robbityrob

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Hi.

I´m looking for someone who has removed the rear drum and looked at the handbrake shoes on their Ducato 250 (2008).

Why? I had to adjust the handbrake self-adjusters recently, when I look on the elearn manual, the self-adjusters seem to be found near the top. But on my van they are at the bottom, and the toothed wheel interferes with a spring that is there. Is this normal? or are the shoes/adjusters mounted upside down. I didn´t take my drum completely off, I just adjusted it through the bolt hole.

To be precise, on my van the self-adjusters are about the 7 o´clock position.

Thanks, Rob
 

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On my van the adjusters are also at the bottom. A couple of years ago I replaced the drums and wheel bearings and had to turn the adjusters in all the way to get the old drums off.

There probably are several versions, depending on wheel size and load.
 
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Robbityrob

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Thanks, good to know, will assume that everything is in order. When I adjusted mine to pass the TüV recently (German MOT) I had to click them in 8 times, which seemed a lot, but the brake test showed that both sides were approximately the same strength so I guess all is in order.
 

ff1963

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My Ducato is a 1999 2.8 and the adjusters are at the top on mine as well.
I had a faulty handbrake and had to remove both rear drums.
It was an easy fix as the cable had come off 1 shoe some how.
But all done now. Keep and eye on the rear cylinders as they tend to rust and the outer piston stops working giving low brake effort.
Also if your shoes were fitted the wrong way the hand brake cables would not fit on
 
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Hi,

As a rule of thumb when replacing brake shoes, before I put the new ones on, I always

place the new shoes into the drum first to make sure the curvature of the new shoes

match the inner curvature of the drum. Its a process I always do, and if the the shoe

doesn't match exactly, I'll lightly sand the high point of the shoe until I'm happy

enough to see the shoe touch the drum along its full length. This will gaurantee

good brakes.

Just a little tip when putting on new brake shoes.

John.
 
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