Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Rear Brake Backing Plate/Dust Sheild
I have a 2005 Excursion. My parking/E-brake spring pins have pulled through the rusty metal on the backing plate and destroyed my brake shoes and springs. I want to replace the backing plates (Ford calls them Dust Shields). The truck is not rusty but the backing plates have rotted. Ford claims that they are the same as 99-2004 F-250 & F-350. They retail for $475 each. By the time I pay taxes, I'm over a grand! I read somewhere that Ford has an improved replacement but that wasn't mentioned at the dealer.
Has anyone had this problem, either with an Excursion or an F-250/350 and if so, have you found a more economical solution? I don't think used is the best as I suspect they will all be weak.
Thanks for your help.