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OK, the front brakes are done. Very grabby, but done.

Now on to the rear brakes, hopefully I can do them this weekend. One question is when you start the truck all the dash lights come on then go off (as a diagnostic tool, for a better word), and one of the lights says "rearanti lock". What the heck does this mean? 1990 Rangers don't have anti-lock brakes, do they?

Any helpful hints for doing the brakes? It's been over 20years since I've done drum brakes, lol. Also can't afford a manual at this time.

*first of many newb questions
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It may have rear ABS brakes. Early 90s trucks had rear ABS before they went with 4 wheel ABS.

I have done the rear brakes on my truck once and I forgot how to do it so I'm no help. LOL. I just know its a pain in the ***.
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i hate drum brakes and refuse to work on them.

but ill be selling my truck for something discs all the way around before ill have to service them though hahaha
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Yes you have rear ABS, I believe 90' was the first year they equipped Rangers with it. Is the light staying on/flashing while driving or were you just wondering?
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Drum brakes aren't bad if you have the knowledge and tools to make it easier.
Here's a diagram of the brakes. I have a also 90 btw.
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Yes you have rear ABS, I believe 90' was the first year they equipped Rangers with it. Is the light staying on/flashing while driving or were you just wondering?
I was just wondering. Figure if it is ABS, then it will be harder to do. LOL
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The only time it will be harder is if you lose fluid completely from the brake lines to the rears.It is very difficult to purge the ABS module .
Just changing the shoes and hardware shouldn't be hard , just do one side at a time .
If you think you screwed up , remove the opposite side drum and compare.
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Waiting for autoparts to open. As long as it doesn't break the bank, will be doing today.
I seem to remember that the adj. star wheel needs to be turned to compress the pads to be able to remove drums. Anyone know offhand which way to turn?
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From what I remember from Bob, is that all rangers from 89 on had rear anti lock brakes. The drums aren't to hard, they just aren't as simple as discs. As for the rear adjusters if I remember correct it is a standard thread (right tight). You may have to use a hammer to get the drums off still since they can get a pretty high ridge after 20 years of use.
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Cool. Drums off

Bought and ordered parts. Luckily I started before the drums came in. They gave me 10" instead of 9". Figure i can replace the pads and be done by the time the drums come in.
Stupid question...why do the wheels turn when it's jacked up but in GEAR? off to work i go

*Sorry for all the posts on just brakes, been awhile and it helps me work through it. LOL
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The wheels turn because of the diff. If you look you might see the other wheel turning in the opposite direction. If you where to turn them both forward at the same rate you wouldn't be able to.
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Brakes are DONE! Just a couple of questions and we can put this thread to bed.

Found a couple of leftover parts. hehehe. Two plugs, which i know where they go, just didn't take out the old ones so didn't bother. The ones I am confused about are the two "U" clips for a better word. They are not "C" clips, but perfect U's. So even if there was a spot for them, wouldn't they just work themselves off? Anyway, couldn't find a spot for them. No pivot pin for the brake lever which i've seen on the car i did eons ago. Didn't fit on the Anchor pin. Too big (i think) for the Shoe Hold-Down springs.
Last question....meh, can't remember. Must not have been important.

Thanks for every ones help

*Keep an eye out for my next "Help the Newb" within the coming weeks!!
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more like keeep and eye out for you on the roads if you got left over parts......

kidding of course, if you have parts leftover then you did it right.
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