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Does anyone have pics of the Automatic brake adjuster on a 93 bronco? Do the go on the rear of the drum? It appears that mine are working in reverse if that's possible? I keep having to adjust the back brakes to snug them up. Everything is new back there.. Drums, shoes, adjusters.. I think I may have put them on the wrong side of the drum... Is that even possible.?. I think when iI'm backing up it is actually loosening the brakes? LOL... sorry for the crazy post, I'm just tring to figure out why the brakes back there keep loosening..Thanks for your help as always.. Kevin
 

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Does anyone know if the adjuster goes on the front side or the rear side of the drum? Mine is on the rear right now, but you can put it on the front and it I think work in reverse.. hhmmm not sure
 

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Sounds to me like you have the drivers side setup on the passenger side, and vica versa.

This will make your adjusters work in reverse.

Look at the left side of this picture. It will show how the drivers side is put together, passenger side will be a mirror image.

 

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well, it looks like I have it on correctly... Not sure why it keeps coming loose.. After I drive it for awhile I loose some pedal and then have to readjust the back drums.. Any suggestions?
 

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If all springs are on correctly, then swap the adjusters. Move the passenger adjuster to the driver side and vica versa. Those are probably on the wrong side. The threads are different for both sides so they adjust properly.
 

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As our pal Sackman advised; that seems to be a common prob...
also;
Recall, Parking Brake, Self-Adjust Pawl Alignment info for 93; 94V169001; Recall Summary THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL SELF-ADJUST PAWL DOES NOT LINE UP PROPERLY WITH THE SELF-ADJUST RACHET CAUSING THE PAWL TO SLIP OVER ONE OR MORE TEETH IN THE RACHET. Consequence WHEN THE ABOVE OCCURS, IT CAN RESULT IN PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM INEFFECTIVENESS. THE PARKING BRAKE WILL NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL FREELY, IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT LEFT IN GEAR. Remedy A WEDGE WILL BE INSTALLED WHICH WILL SERVE TO LOCK THE PARKING BRAKE SELF-ADJUST MECHANISM PAWL INTO ENGAGEMENT WITH THE RACHET. ALSO, OWNERS WILL BE ADVISED TO RELEASE AND REAPPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WHENEVER TOOTH SKIP OCCURS AND WILL BE REMINDED TO ALWAYS TURN OFF THE ENGINE AND LEAVE THE VEHICLE IN GEAR WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. NOTE; this site will not let you use your browser's Back Button to return to this page
Source: by motortrend.com
Call dealer to see if Recall applies/or was done have your VIN ready

Parking Brake Service Procedure TSB 00-01-03 for Bronco & F Series Built Through 4/22/1994 & Ranger & Explorer Built Through 5/13/1994
by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
 

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If all springs are on correctly, then swap the adjusters. Move the passenger adjuster to the driver side and vica versa. Those are probably on the wrong side. The threads are different for both sides so they adjust properly.
I think you're right man... It appears that is is going backwards... I will swap them out because if I turn the adjuster around it won't line up.. All is on correctly so that has to be it.. It's loosening the brakes instead of tightening them.. I give it a go and see what happens.. thanks..
 

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I think you're right man... It appears that is is going backwards... I will swap them out because if I turn the adjuster around it won't line up.. All is on correctly so that has to be it.. It's loosening the brakes instead of tightening them.. I give it a go and see what happens.. thanks..
No problem,
And report back with your findings :thumbup
 

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There is a right side adjuster and a left side adjuster.
The right side is the drivers side.
The left side is the passanger side.
Pull the short (freewheeling) end off of the adjuster assembly. Look at the very end of the shaft that you pulled it off of. There will either be a "R" or an "L" stamped into it.

DGW
 
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