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Old 03-26-2007
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Brake cylinder help please (pics) (newb fixer)

A few months ago my brakes went all the way to the floor. I had never worked on brakes before so I enlisted help. The person that was helping seemed to know what he was doing but we did not do enough testing because we replaced the master cylinder before learning that it was a slave cylinder that was leaking. So we replaced the slave cylinder and bled the brakes. I immediately started to have lock up issues with the drum brake we replaced the cylinder in. But like a busy college student I put it off. Well it started making a horrible scraping sound, so I figured it was time to tear it apart. Upon taking of the drum cap thing I saw that a couple pieces of metal were chewed up inside the brake. I guess I'll prolly have to get the parts at a junk yard, but I have not called auto parts stores yet. Another problem is that the new cylinder is now leaking. When I took it off it fell apart. My question is: Can I rebuild the cylinder? Here are some pics. Enjoy, and thanks for any help.





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those parts in the tray should come with a new set of brake shoes... as far as the cylinder goes i don't think you can rebuild them but i have never needed to so i might be wrong
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You can rebuild the wheel cylinders but they are not worth the time, just buy new ones. As for the parts in the tray you will need to buy a spring kit, emergency brake arm and the bar that goes in between the shoes, you should be able to get these parts from a auto parts store.
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new wheel cylinders are like $15 just go buy new one's and a new spring kit.

all ranger the wheel cylinders go out like every 50k anyways the design sucks ***
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It was a new cylinder only like a month ago, but I don't wanna have to do this again for a minute so I will go ahead and buy a new one. This is starting to suck tho....
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Some times they will sell you a "rebuilt" and they SUCK. Get one from ford or an auto parts store. If you havent replaced the other one yet i would go ahead and do that one too. Better safe than sorry.
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