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Ranger Rear Drum Brakes

When I had my cruise control switch recall done a few weeks back, my local Ford dealer gave me a "Free Courtesy Checkup". The only thing they said
I needed done was the rear brakes replaced. After all, they were the originals, and the truck had >150K miles on it! I thanked them and told them I did my own
maintenance, and I would replace the brakes myself. I had checked them at 126K miles, and they had plenty of wear left on them. Today, I decided to change
the rear brakes, and here are some photos showing the original, and new brake shoes, and I think I still had a way to go:

Front brake shoe:








Rear brake shoe:







I also took some photos on how to assemble the brake hardware, will post in another thread......
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Well it couldn't hurt to replace them.
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did you check the wheel cylinder? that would be the reason you have oh lets see 120k on them still. being ranger wheel cylinders are **** and tend to go out quite often
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I just did mine also they had plenty of pad left also, but they would squeak which is annoying.
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did you check the wheel cylinder? that would be the reason you have oh lets see 120k on them still. being ranger wheel cylinders are **** and tend to go out quite often
Yup, no seepage!
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again, just because they are not leaking does not mean there bad.

ford wheel cylinders are known to freeze in the bores.

but bob is so smart he knows this and has checked them.

personally ranger rear drum brakes suck and i hope you got good shoes. cant wait till it rains over night and the first time you step on them in the morning.
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