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Old 05-29-2010
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Replace Brake Pads

Hey guys, I searched the How-To forums and also did a search in this forum, but nothing came up.

I was wondering if there were any tips or advice for replacing both the front and rear brake pads of my truck. It's a 2002 Ranger Edge, 3.0. Any special tools? Anything different than normal brake pad changes?

Ex. I replaced my rear pads on my Mustang and I needed a tool that screws in the caliper piston. Do I need anything like that for the Ranger?
 
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the rear brakes use DRUM SHOES not pads

unless you converted over to disc`s in the rear
 
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No special tools, I just used a 'c' clamp to compress the caliper. I'm pretty sure there's a how-to for both the front pads and rear drums on this site.
 
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Ya that's what I meant. I only have experience replacing disc brakes. I didn't know if the drums required any special tools or special directions.

I'll try looking around again.
 
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drum brakes are a diffrent animal. have someone around that has done them before and only do one side at a time. when you screw up you want something to look at to see how to do it right.
 
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Old 05-30-2010
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The Ranger's drum brakes are a snap. Just take your time and you will easily see how they work.
 
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Old 05-30-2010
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Yeah replaced the front brake pads. Quick and easy.

The rears are still plenty good, so I'll wait a while longer to do them. Watched a quick video on how to do them, and they look simple enough. I quick snaps of the springs and they fall out.

I work on large Mack Concrete Pump Trucks and they use drum brakes, so you would think I'd be a little more knowledgable on them :)
 
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Old 06-01-2010
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I did my drums last month. only tools I used was a set of regular pliers, channel lock pliers, a regular screwdriver, and some elbow grease.
 
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just go take to rear disks off the stang, and put them on you ranger, omly takes a few hours ifyou have ever thing you need. then youll have pads for both front and rear
 
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