Rebuilding parking brake assembly on 2009 Ford F250
When I bought my F250 the parking brake did not hold. Since this is an automatic, it is no normally a problem. However, when trying to hook up a trailer the little bit of roll from placing the truck in park can be enough to let the hitch move out of alignment.
I assumed the brake just needed adjustment. When I could not find the adjuster, I decided
to pull the drum off and see what was going on. What I found shocked me. There were no parking brake shoes, springs or
anything! It looks like the backing
plate rusted out and someone just removed all the parts rather than make the
The ABS light came on after my trip to Royal Blue. I did not have any clue as to why.
I bought a Bluetooth OBDII dongle and got the free FordSys app. Torque would not give me the ABS codes. The FordSys app did. There was a warning that the app might not work with the cheap dongle but this one worked fine.
When I bought my F250 the TPMS light was on. However, when I got it home and filled the
tires to correct pressure the light went away.
But after about a month it was back on again. I checked all the tires and they were the
correct pressure. I looked in the
glovebox for the TPMS relearn tool, but it was not included in the stuff left
Took my commuter car to Atlanta Motorsports park for Track Night
Track Night in America is a program by SCCA that allows you to take street cars on the race track for fun. They have some quirky rules like no lap timing and passing only by point by and only in certain sections of the track but it is a cheap fun way to go fast safely in a street car.
I had two broken Halogen work lamps. These put out a lot of light when they work. However, the halogen lamps are very fragile and very expensive to replace. They also put out a LOT of heat. That is fine in the winter but not so much in the summer.