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Old 02-05-2012, 05:04 PM
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Default Parking Brake Shoe Replacement

1998 Explorer sport.

You know those spring clips holding the brake shoes on? What's the trick to getting them back in place? Best I can come up with is compressing 'em with a zip tie, but it's not working. Is there some kind of special tool or something? I got all the springs and adjuster on already.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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There is a special simple tool for these. Your local auto supply store should have it. It looks like the letter F with a long handle. Handle is about 6 in. long
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:30 PM
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Thanks....but I got it!

The first one was a b-tch, but after that the others went pretty quick.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:30 PM

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