Rear brake hardware disintegrating - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Forum Arrow General Technical & Electrical

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2009
bergs's Avatar
Thread Starter

I am: bergs .
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arizona Bay
Vehicle: 2001 Ranger Edge
Posts: 151
Total Props: 0
Rear brake hardware disintegrating

Is anyone using anything to preserve the springs and related harware for the rear brakes? I have broken return springs already and they haven't been on there a year. One side keeps sticking, especially when cold. Looks to be a reaction to the brake dust which is the culprit but I'd really rather not purchase and install a new hardware kit every year if this is how it's gonna be.

Should I give everything the Krylon touch before installation or are there other ways to protect the hardware? I was also thinking a coating of grease on the hardware but I'm not crazy about that idea.

Suggestions, pls.

Don't take life too one gets out alive anyway.
Zip-Tie Alley Racing -- CCS # 794
Duncan Moto -Real parts for real riders.
Boston Moto - Track time. - Period.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 12-16-2009
bjohnson238's Avatar
I am: Brian Johnson
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Muncie, IN
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger
Posts: 732
Total Props: 0
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 12-17-2009
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy User… ltr

iTrader: (12)
I am: Grev B
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 6,627
Total Props: 10
Paint the bak-up plates.
Add a small amount of the brake grease you get with new shoe to the bak’g plate, only the points have contact.
When off-raoding and especially in wet conditions, take the rear brakes apart every month or so and repeat the above process.
When cleaning things up, do some preventive maintenance, check the springs, all of the wear points, look for leaks from the Slave Cylinders and axle seals, clean out any rust buildup, grease the E-Brake Cables.

That is just some guessing on what to do, use your head and if wheeling it is the cost to play.


’03 EDGE 4x4, 5sp, Std Cab, Stepside, E4 Red
4” Lift - Coil-Overs, 6” SkyJacker Leafs - No Blocks (Mistake)
31 Spline FX4 Rear Axle, 4.56s and OX Locker, Hurst Shifter w/Optional Stick and "Made by Grev" alignment adapter
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange rear brake hardware brctitle General Technical & Electrical 3 05-02-2014 05:36 AM
For Sale: Ranger rear brake shoes & hardware - CA Desert_Roller Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 02-19-2012 05:39 PM
HELP! Need Rear drum brake hardware God,Country,FORD Drivetrain Tech 6 11-15-2009 03:37 PM
Brake caliper hardware kit 05Edge-04GT General Ford Ranger Discussion 4 10-01-2008 05:58 AM
Brake Hardware heaton84 General Technical & Electrical 7 03-01-2008 03:46 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:37 AM.