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Rear drum brake help??? (2001 Ford Ranger 2wd)
apon furthur inspection of the clicking/ clunking noise coming from my ranger i noticed:
1. when i rotate the rear wheel forward and then backward, the rear of the transmission makes a clunking noise. it's my understanding that rangers typically have a bit of driveline slop though.
2. there is a clunking/ dull clicking noise that occurs when going over bumps and when starting to brake. if you tap the brake when carrying some speed, it makes the noise. sounds like its coming from the rear.
i'm kind of hoping that it is something to do with the rear drum. is it possible that the ratcheting mechanism that controls the "diameter" of the shoes isn't adjusted to the diameter of the drum? then that could be making the shoe assembly slop around in there? or is that ratcheting device self adjusting? we had the rear drum apart to change the shoes btw.