Front Brake Job? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-14-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
Front Brake Job?

Can this be done by myself?? is there a how-to on this...i need new disks and pads and i really dont feel like paying someone to do it because my truck comes back either nasty or damaged or not done right when i get it back....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-14-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
i would just take it to the place you got it done at and b!tch.

but yeah, you could do it. look in your chilson manual it should tell you all about it.

make sure you get new brake hardware if you do replace the brakes.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-14-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
i dont have that manual u are speaking of.....its been 20k miles ago i cant do anything now....lol
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-14-2006
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
I've done a couple. Not a big deal. The only thing out of the ordinary tool wise is about a 6" c-clamp to compress the pistons.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-14-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by DUB Offroad Edition
i dont have that manual u are speaking of.....its been 20k miles ago i cant do anything now....lol
you should be able to, call them and ask.
demand if you have to, most places give lifetime parts warranties.

unless its your stock rotor. then its upto you to fix it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-14-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5speedin2.3
you should be able to, call them and ask.
demand if you have to, most places give lifetime parts warranties.

unless its your stock rotor. then its upto you to fix it.
nope rotors and pads were all replaced at the same time...(brand new) i dont understand why only the driversside is warped and not the passenger side
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
heat, bad or cheap parts, who knows.. it just happens.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5speedin2.3
heat, bad or cheap parts, who knows.. it just happens.
i think the place i git it done at used autozone's stuff....duralast or something like that....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2006
rangererv's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Posts: 4,376
if the place you take it to does a crapy job why are you still going there?
find somewhere new.
but front brakes are easy.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangererv
if the place you take it to does a crapy job why are you still going there?
find somewhere new.
but front brakes are easy.
like i said in the first post ian not letting anyone else do it if i can do it bymyself...lol just trying to find a how-to or something
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-14-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
if i remember this is about the same thing as the ranger.
http://www.fordf150.net/howto/brakerepair.php
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-15-2006
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
Aaron made a how-to before he got banned. Do a search for it front brakes are cake. The money you save can help you get some good quality parts.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
send me an email.

[email protected]

i have a document that should help.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-15-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
send me an email.

[email protected]

i have a document that should help.
who me?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-15-2006
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
ya zach has an awsome write up, such an easy task......
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by DUB Offroad Edition
who me?
lol yes you!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-15-2006
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Definatly ask around about parts too. Knowing someone that has discount status at a parts place is a definant bonus too. My dad still had his discount at CAPS, so buying parts at 25% off is awesome. Definalty saved myself as arm and leg when buying pads and rotors too.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-15-2006
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
its really easy to do them... ben (ranger1) and i did my pads in about 30 minutes and since you are 4x4 your rotors will be very easy too... the shoes were harder since neither of us had ever done any work on rear brakes... get good quality napa pads
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-15-2006
HAZZARDJOHN's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wyoming MN
Posts: 2,400
Real easy to do, and In my experiance, Get factory Rotors. THey cost more but warp less than the Cheap Napa or Checker ones. If you know someone who works at any dealership (Doesn't have to be Ford) he can get them for Cost + 10%. Shouldn't take you more than an hour to do.

~HJ
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-15-2006
SteveOh's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Campbell Kentucky
Posts: 4,585
i cant email via the board because its the wrong email address......cant update it for reason i will tell later....my email address is [email protected]
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by DUB Offroad Edition
i cant email via the board because its the wrong email address......cant update it for reason i will tell later....my email address is [email protected]
you make no sense. lol


sent btw
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-15-2006
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
Here is the How-To.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=24477

Just don't kill yourself like I did. I was on narcotic pain killers for a week after doing my front brakes. I managed to pop a rib in my back.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=27273

Last edited by FireRanger; 11-15-2006 at 10:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-15-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
bah screw napa, every time i buy something there is really cheap and doesnt fit right.
and they dont have **** for a selection of parts, just over priced napa brand.

maybe its just michigan, but the napa here sucks.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-15-2006
04 EDGE
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger
i hate to do this but

this is sorta a half *** way of doing a brake job!

first thing once you get the rotor off (4x4) you need to clean the rust bulid up off the spindle or hub so the new rotor will rest flat on it, not doing this will result in warped rotors as soon as you "torque" the wheels down.
second, new caliper bracket or as he says "C" bracket hardware should have been used and the most important step was over looked, cleaning the rust build up under these hardware clips, not doing this will result in pad bind and will basicley lock the pads on the rotors causing warped rotors and uneven pad wear.
last but not least, dont forget to lube the caliper slide pins and check the dust boots for dammage.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5speedin2.3
bah screw napa, every time i buy something there is really cheap and doesnt fit right.
and they dont have **** for a selection of parts, just over priced napa brand.

maybe its just michigan, but the napa here sucks.

napa here actually has the parts, autozone, advanced auto, and other dont even know what a 2003 ranger is.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: Need Rear EMERGENCY Brake pieces middle of brake job PORSCH3XX Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 7 01-02-2015 06:23 PM
brake job pricing? jamesxEDGE General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 08-13-2009 04:37 PM
Brake Job RickRanger New Ideas 2 06-13-2009 10:29 PM
Brake job JRacer General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 10-15-2008 07:58 AM
Brake Job 2WD pack bearings? VaRanger General Technical & Electrical 6 01-08-2007 05:58 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:54 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.