Rear brakes and freeing park brake
My park brake is very stiff and doesn't operate so well. I believe the cables are ok but the park brake hardware is rusted up.
I have new calipers and rotors (Dana 60 semi float SRW) on hand. Ironically the Motorcraft rotors are made in China. I am pretty comfortable with replacing the rotors and calipers.
My question is: on the semi float axle, how much access do you have behind the axle shaft hub face to the park brake shoes/hardware with the axle shaft still in place?
The Ford shop manual says - to service the park brake shoes etc - to remove the hub on the FF, but on the semi float you can either remove the axle or not..... And removing it requires you remove the diff cover and drop the spider gear shaft. I just put my 2nd load of $100 of oil into the diff, don't really want to do that a 3rd time.
"A job worth doing is worth doing at least twice."