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Help: Removing Calipers -1986 Ranger XL - 2.9

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I want to remove and replace my front calipers on a 1986 Ranger XL - 2.9.

This seems to be the point to disconnect from the brake line but I'm not sure on how to do it. Or perhaps this is the wrong spot.

Thanks for your help,
Colton.

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that is just where the rubber and steel lines are crimped together...unbolt the line from the caliper and be sure to use new copper washers...one on either side of the line...youll see when you get it off
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Right, ok, thanks for your help.

I got my calipers replaced but now I have a new problem. I have no compression in my brakes. What do I need to do to get them working?

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I'm not meaning to sound insulting, but did you bleed the lines?
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Ha, believe me, there is no way you can be insulting in the amount of details you give me on what I'm supposed to do.

I guess I did not, I'm not really sure on how that's done.
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You need to do this with someone else to help. There is a valve on the caliper, one that usually has some sort of hex on it to open it. You first have to pump the brakes to add pressure, then hold the pedal down. That's where the other person comes in. You then open said valve, causing pedal to go to floor. You then close the valve and they let up on the brakes. You continue to repeat doing these steps, pumping brakes, opening valve and closing valve, until you get just fluid out of valve. That line should be bled. This is the way i was taught, if anyone knows a different way, chime in. I'm still a young buck.

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You need to do this with someone else to help. There is a valve on the caliper, one that usually has some sort of hex on it to open it. You first have to pump the brakes to add pressure, then hold the pedal down. That's where the other person comes in. You then open said valve, causing pedal to go to floor. You then close the valve and they let up on the brakes. You continue to repeat doing these steps, pumping brakes, opening valve and closing valve, until you get just fluid out of valve. That line should be bled. This is the way i was taught, if anyone knows a different way, chime in. I'm still a young buck.
This is how I do it, essentially you're just trying to get all air out of the system.

Have someone pump brakes, then hold brakes all the way down and hold it there. You open bleeder, their foot should go all the way to the floor when you open it (don't take foot off brake) then you close bleeder, they can remove foot from brake and redo process.

Bleeder screw is the silver piece that has a nozzle looking thing, I think it's a 11mm?

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