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Old 05-17-2008
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New rotors for '04 Ranger 2wd

Hello all,

I'm a newb to the forums and working on my Ranger. I'm far from a mechanic, but have had a crash course in all sorts of repairs from a previous vehicle ('90 300ZX TT).

Here is my situation. I am replacing my rotors and pads. After a bit of research, it seems that my new rotors will come with new races already seated. I've also found that I should replace the races when installing new bearings, as they are matched to the ones they come with. Wouldn't this mean that I can't keep the old bearings even if in good shape? I guess I just don't see why the new rotors would come with new races, but not bearings to match.

Can someone give this newb a spoon-feed? Or am I actually making sense?

Thanks for your time :)

-Naq
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you can use your old bearings. maybe even re-pack them.

i would however get new grease seals.
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you can use your old bearings. maybe even re-pack them.

i would however get new grease seals.
I appreciate the feedback 04 EDGE. Just to clarify - you think it will be ok to use the old bearings with the new rotors (which have new races)? I just want to make sure I do this right and avoid doing it all over again.

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i do it almost everyday at work with no problems. so your ok. how many miles are on the truck?

if over 100K then maybe think about new bearings, there very cheap.
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i do it almost everyday at work with no problems. so your ok. how many miles are on the truck?

if over 100K then maybe think about new bearings, there very cheap.
I only have ~25k on it, but I've had to brake rather hard on it more than a few times. The pads started squealing long ago and it vibrates badly on braking. You think it might be something other than rotors?
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