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Why doesn't NAPA carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? #5094606 05/03/19 09:01 AM
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The only one they carry is their house brand which I think is Raybestos.

I think the WC is frozen because I can't get the drum around the shoes. I tried loosening the parking brake all the way, and the drum still won't go over the shoes!

Nobody carries the Motorcraft WC locally, only the respective house brands (Napa, Autozone, and AAP). Chinese wheel cylinders probably suck, and I don't want to do this again

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Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094618 05/03/19 09:12 AM
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Did you back off the self adjusters?

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094637 05/03/19 09:27 AM
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you do know motorcraft doesnt make parts

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094656 05/03/19 09:55 AM
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Your adjusters are probably not set correctly. If it really is the wheel cylinder, there's no need to go OEM on this part. Any high quality brake manufacturer like Raybestos or Centric is perfectly capable of making a decent wheel cylinder. There's not much to this part...it's just a hydraulic piston.

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: ted s] #5094688 05/03/19 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ted s
you do know motorcraft doesnt make parts


Yes I know that, but the Motorcraft WC is made in Italy and includes new bolts

all the others are Chinese of questionable quality mad

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: AandPDan] #5094690 05/03/19 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by AandPDan
Did you back off the self adjusters?


I'm not replacing the shoes. I am replacing only the drum because of a bad wheel bearing (the Mk1 Focus rear wheel bearing and hubs are built into the drums)

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094694 05/03/19 10:33 AM
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Now I have another problem. The bolts are all rusted! There is no way to get them off! One of them crumbled on me

Motorcraft includes new bolts with their WC, while the others don't

I went and bought a WC at AAP. It is Chinese and likely rebranded Raybestos, judging by the part number. It includes a new bleeder screw, but not the other bolts.

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094704 05/03/19 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
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you do know motorcraft doesnt make parts


Yes I know that, but the Motorcraft WC is made in Italy and includes new bolts

all the others are Chinese of questionable quality mad


Italian made vehicles have a pretty bad rap ...


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Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094726 05/03/19 11:04 AM
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My only option now is to sand down the shoes until I can fit the drum around them, or take the shoes off completely and have only three brakes until I can have it done somewhere


Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094754 05/03/19 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
My only option now is to sand down the shoes until I can fit the drum around them, or take the shoes off completely and have only three brakes until I can have it done somewhere


Drill out the bolts? Try a 90-deg drill if possible?


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Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: Miller88] #5094791 05/03/19 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller88

Italian made vehicles have a pretty bad rap ...

Nothing wrong with Brembo hydraulics, and I think Continental(ATE) has a plant in Italy.

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I realize this doesn't help about the bolts, but Rabestos may make a wheel cylinder repair kit. I used that on my '94 Grand Am. They were also USA made.

Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094815 05/03/19 01:01 PM
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Breakfast he bolts off with a chisle.


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Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: Chris142] #5094821 05/03/19 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Breakfast he bolts off with a chisle.

Sure.


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Re: Why doesn't Motorcraft carry Motorcraft wheel cylinders? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5094837 05/03/19 01:32 PM
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The only wheel cylinders I have ever stocked are for an Escape and Taurus. Other than that they are not worth giving shelf space, especially when I can get them same day or overnight. I have gone over a year without selling them.

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