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Still having problems even using the tool, any pointers? I just can't get the springs on...
You could always use needle pliers or locking ones to hold that round thing if the brake tool doesn't work for you. Hold the back of that needle thing from the back with your fingers if you need to so it will not turn when you are putting that round disk thingy on (don't know what it is called!)
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Still having problems even using the tool, any pointers? I just can't get the springs on...
Make sure they sold you the right kit, I have them give me the 9 inch kit before and those really dont fit.

You use the the handle of the tool and that cup on the end on the post. You hook the spring to the handle and just use leverage to slide the spring down the handle into place.
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I have 10 inch drums and a 10 inch kit, I finally got all the Springs on after I thought about it long enough. Now my next problem, because all I ever have is problems when I do any job on my Ranger. How do I make sure they are adjusted correctly, I can't spin the center disk at all. I was like I am in park of course I can't spin it, so I put it in Neutral and still can't spin it (the emergency brake is not on either). I am worried about putting it in Drive because I don't want to press the brakes to hard plus I don't want to risk rolling off the stands. Am I missing something? Thanks for for any help!
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The drum should slide on and off with a little bit of drag. If its too tight they wont fit, and too loose they wont work. You don't need to spin the wheel to set them up.

What do you mean by center disk?
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The drum should slide on and off with a little bit of drag. If its too tight they wont fit, and too loose they wont work. You don't need to spin the wheel to set them up.

What do you mean by center disk?
Yeah, I gave up on trying to get it spin so I just put it on so that there is a little drag. The center disk that has the lug studs.
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Oh the axle shaft, thought you were talking about the adjuster star.
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Well, the job is complete! I am having an scraping noise, after some research it seems to be semi-normal, and after driving for a 20 minutes the noise has gotten even less. Ohh and I will never do this again, lol.
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Well, the job is complete! I am having an scraping noise, after some research it seems to be semi-normal, and after driving for a 20 minutes the noise has gotten even less. Ohh and I will never do this again, lol.
Once you get the right drum spring tools and learn the tricks to using them, the job is cake! First couple times sucks though!
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Yeah, the second one only took a few hours compared to the first one. It was just so frustrating that I really never want to do it again, but with how much money you save I most likely will do it again if I have to. lol
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