Pics- Need Help bad on my project - 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 02-24-2010
feh728's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 164
Pics- Need Help bad on my project

Hey guys. I'm replacing the wheel bearings on my truck right now and am experiencing difficulties. The hardest part of this is gaining access to the inner wheel bearing I'm trying to take the brake caliper assembly off and can't get it. I want to make sure I'm doing this right. The first picture shows the thing I'm trying to remove. The second picture shows the two bolt I'm trying to get loose and cannot seam to get them loose. Please help as I need my truck put back together by 4:00!!! Thank you.

2002 Ford Ranger 3.0 XLT. 2WD

Brake Caliper assembly/housing I'm trying to remove
Name:  Photo-3.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  55.3 KB


Are these the right bolts to remove this brake caliper assembly/harness?
Name:  Photo-22.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  54.4 KB
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-24-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
Use a Lon g Johnson bar and giver a good grunt an pull like a ****! If you have a small torch it will help as well to heat the bolts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-24-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
Also get a hammer and whach the head of the bolts to shock them. It will help break the bond between the parts and any rust or corrosion.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-24-2010
feh728's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 164
Thank you for your fast responses. I got the 1st bolt off with the impact. The bolt had loctite all over it...the other one is not coming off easily. lol. I'll keep working at it. Just wanted to make sure they were the right ones.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-24-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
What coloris the locktite? I believe red locktight should be heated to almost 1000 degrees or something before it breaks the bond. That may be why your having so much trouble. I would personally try andstay away froman impact gun invade you snap that bolt off cause you'll be ****ed hardcore! Good luck my friend
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-24-2010
03edge's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 1,031
and make sure you use a 6 point socket so you have less chance of rounding off the bolt heads
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-24-2010
feh728's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 164
Its red loctite...

How come everywhere I read, this is the easiest part? Am I doing something wrong? Many people state this whole process should take only about an hour. I've been at this for two hours now and don't even have the caliper off...

Anyone more suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-24-2010
03edge's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 1,031
dont seperate the caliper from the bracket on the other side, it will still pull off if you take the bracket off with the caliper on it....might save you a few minutes. Put a pipe on the end of your socket wrench to take off the bolts for more leverage....i wouldnt use impact wrenches
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-24-2010
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
there is nothing wrong with impacts. just heat that bolt a little on the thread side it will come right off put some hurt into it dont ***** foot it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-24-2010
feh728's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 164
Update:

I couldn't get it and I promise I was not ******** footin it!

I put it all back together and called my mechanic buddy. He said he'd do it all for me for $200 Parts and labor both sides...not bad I thought considering I had already paid $110 for the parts at Advance Auto Parts...

I tried torching it, hitting it with the hammer, impact wrench, and sheer strength and the darn thing didn't even budge.

I'll let my mechanic buddy screw up his blood pressure and pay him to do it.

Thanks for everyone's help though!!! Non-gay group hug...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-24-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
i'm not gonna flame you for going to a mech. but your paying for parts twice, you paid $100 for parts and are now paying your bud $200 for parts and labour. i'd talk to him and ask fora better deal since you are supplying the parts allready.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-24-2010
feh728's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
i'm not gonna flame you for going to a mech. but your paying for parts twice, you paid $100 for parts and are now paying your bud $200 for parts and labour. i'd talk to him and ask fora better deal since you are supplying the parts allready.
Good point, but I'm going to return the ones I bought to the store. I never opened any of them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Unknown -- SniperX103's SAS Project Rooks Project Logs 184 04-27-2015 09:52 AM
Need Help - 5 bad codes. Could it be just bad computer? mrsquirrels General Technical & Electrical 7 06-27-2012 07:50 PM
The_Dealer: Bad Deal Bad Member Bad Sell! LayingFrame89 Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews 34 12-01-2007 07:59 AM
Stock Drivesaft with RCD = BAD BAD BAD PICS INSIDE ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 32 07-31-2007 12:50 PM
ALL offroaders are BAD BAD BAD! FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 13 04-25-2006 08:21 AM


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 01:54 PM.


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.