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Old 04-02-2011
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Parking Brake To The Floor

Well my new Ranger is doing fine driving her daily. I got into the brake system today checked the front pads (GOOD pad life left). Then pulled the rear drums t see why the parking brake pedal was so soft. Well the shoes looked basicly new because the adjuster on the drivers side was totaly siezed I fought with that little $hit for like an hour WD-40, propane torch, vice and vice grips, tapping with a hammer but finaly got the threaded end to turn out then more WD-40 and heat to break the other end loose. So a spot of grease here and there and back together spun the adjuster wheel from the backside till it was just right and went ahead and lubed the other adjuster also and did the adjustment over there also. All back together works like a champ parking break pedal feels strong at about half way to the floor.
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Come do mine now.

Im not THAT far from you lol.

I think my rear drums are shot. I either need to service them, or I could spend a little extra money to do a disc brake conversion.
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at least it wasnt as bad as mine. the self adjuster snapped. then the shoes wore right out both sides and the drums warped.
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never use wd40 its junk... use pb blaster or zep nc12 it works a million times better
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I just pickup a all in one spring kit-$8 and a driver and passenger side self adjuster kit's $6-$7 each then i apply high temp wheel bearing grease to the adjusters.I have a few friends with rangers seems like every time i tear into the drum's the stupid cables are ready to snap so i just make them replace them.
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Come do mine now.

Im not THAT far from you lol.

I think my rear drums are shot. I either need to service them, or I could spend a little extra money to do a disc brake conversion.
Get a set of shoes and come on!
I used to drive a 66 Mustang it had drums on all four corners so I got really good at working on them.
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you know using your parking brake constantly will help keep your rear drum brakes properly adjusted
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Nice!

the shoes adjust when you back up and it pulls the adjuster cable tight. not when using the parking brake.
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Nice!

the shoes adjust when you back up and it pulls the adjuster cable tight. not when using the parking brake.
This is what my pops told me
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Well shoot. My parking brake cables were rusted when i bought the truck (yay for MI weather)
and when i took the back drums apart, noticed it was missing MOST of the hardware, Had a mini stroke, then replaced all the hardware.
then cut the Parking Brake cable right at the drum, dumb thing never worked anyways.
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never use wd40 its junk... use pb blaster or zep nc12 it works a million times better
This. WD 40 is trash compared to PB blaster.
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never use wd40 its junk... use pb blaster or zep nc12 it works a million times better
I use Zep 45 Non Corrosive.
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