Learning to do the drums this weekend...
Last Saturday consisted of my hammering my drums for hours trying to get them off. Gave up, and brought the Ranger in for a $19.99 brake inspection - hey, they will have to get it off to check, right?
OK, fast forward to yesterday. Took them 2 hours (definately wasn't worth their $19.99 worth of time) to get the drums off.
Final verdict: I am joining the notorious ford wheel cylinder club. 1 leaking cylinder, pads have 1mm left, but drums are OK, except we just warped them on you getting them off. OK, whatever, at least they are off.
They quoted me $575 for the job. Thanks you sir, I'll do it myself, BTW, thats for removing my siezed drums.
OK, called around:
Wagner quicktop shoes
tax in - $175, best price I can find (remember, Canadian prices here)
This is going to be my Saturday afternoon.
I will go get the spring plier tool, as well, but is there anything else I am missing, to get or do or should know while I am at it?
2003 Ranger XLT 2wd 4.0L
Deep Wedgewood Blue FTW!
BFG T/A 30x9.5x15, 3" Doetsch spindle, Procomp short AAL, 2" lift shackles, 4x KYB Gas-a-just Monotube's
Hella 500 Driving lights, Line-x over the top of the rails, Front & Rear hitches, Ford Soft Tonneau, Clear corners w/swapped OEM housings, All chrome bulbs (no more ugly yellow!)
Explorer OHC, Explorer Lighted Visors, 2006 Explorer 6-CD
Custom front hitch w/10-ton tow ring