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In this video I start the work on a two wheel drive Ford Ranger that came in with a customer request to replace all four brakes, pads, rotors, calipers and parking brake shoes. He also wanted plugs, fuel filter and air filter replaced. Let's get started with this job! -Enjoy!
Part I : https://youtu.be/7NAeWnDObO8
Part II : https://youtu.be/MqyEzn01vzM
Part III: https://youtu.be/5mpm9-bYcGA
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50 thoughts on “Ford ranger: full brake job overhaul – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicholas A. Emens says:

    2009 2.3L 2wd
    I changed my rotors with Motorcraft rotors and replaced the Tapered Wheel Bearings.
    I tightened the rotors to 20ft pounds then back off half a turn and hand tightened to snug. I assembled it back together now My ABS light is on and my wheels are locking up.
    When I depress the caliper while the car is turned off and pump the brakes the caliper is free and spins normally but when the car is turned on and the brakes are pumped the calipers locks up and don't release. The calipers are new and so the brake hose from the caliper to the brake line.
    Never had this problem when changing rotors on this truck before.
    Send info. Thanks

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars powerram92 says:

    What causes the pads to get that hot? A bad caliber?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony thompson says:

    Lot of times you know the hose will break down on the inside the booster can close the caliper but it don't open back up when you turn the pedal loose but you know that just letting you know that could be one of the problems with the truck

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben V says:

    Old school DIY'er here. Forgot who taught me that method of bearing packing but prefer that method to using a bearing packet. Bought one but wasn't satisfied with the packing.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas James says:

    Who in the hell could actually dislike one of Eric O’s videos?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Bynum says:

    Second or third video I've watched in a few days with good ole wheel bearings. I haven't done that in YEARS! Makes me want to go buy an older vehicle just so I can do the bearings! 😎👍

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Perseverance Cleaning Service LLC says:

    i have a 2000 ford ranger 4wd and the rear brake do not bleed it only pump out drops of drake fluid out. what can it be?
    Also hot do the parking brake work.
    both parking brake line go to the driver side but when i put the parking brake on the vehicle still go's. how can I fix the issue.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Bailey says:

    I had to think about what you meant by over het! OOOOOh he means overheated. Damn Yankee. 🙂

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    Doorman?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thoridin58 says:

    A complete brake job like that is what I always do when I buy a used car. Never know how a previous owner maintained the brakes.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    We had 12-13 Rangers back in the day, mostly meter reader trucks. I used to trim the hardware back where the ice and mud would catch it and bend it against the wheel and make it squeal like crazy. Thanks for mentioning it!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    I would venture to say the old wheel bearings had damage from the pre-load being so tight.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Ilano says:

    Dude, I love your commentary! Excellent video! I now have full confidence to do my brakes on my 09 Ranger! Thanks!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    That's how dad and grand dad and uncle bud taught me to pack bearings on everything from bicycles to cars trucks and tractors and trailers

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FragItAll says:

    Since this was a year ago I might have missed the answer but do you break the bleeder loose while checking over the new caliper?
    P.S. I saving this for when I replenish my Ranger. Thanks.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill N says:

    im assuming theres a bearing seal on the inside bearing as well? I didn't see one installed…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Hopefully you’ll get quality emergency brake cables. 😛

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Garcia says:

    I think you put the right core into the left core box….poor NAPA

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan O'Keefe says:

    Very helpful and love the side commentary!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/7/2020

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/7/2020

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shop Art says:

    Old school and very nice. This is a great video. I like how you explain every move!!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Nogalo says:

    The dodge dakota is a far superior mid-size truck..

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GodSword says:

    What kind of grease do you use for brakes? I either find some that's good for the shims and bad for rubber or good for runner and bad for the metal?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Plourde says:

    Great job what about the bleeder covers we are in the rust belt

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars studded sail says:

    Nothing worse than stressed out hoes…

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tall Guy says:

    "Torqued backed to impact specs" good one! LOL

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Bradley says:

    If someone wants to pay for Eric to fly over to Yorkshire, England to fix my car then i would be most grateful 😊

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael N says:

    Thats the way the military still does wheel bearing packs. No chance of contamination from wheel bearing packer.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars turbinepower77 says:

    I learned to pack bearings that way but in my bare hands. No gloves back then. Being from Michigan I really like working with all new parts.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SPUPRR says:

    Doesn't everyone pack bearing like that?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Unkyjoe's Playhouse says:

    that is exactly how I was taught to pack bearings in shop class in the 80's, messy but effective 🙂

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Biggs says:

    How come that vehicle doesn’t have a hub assembly?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon A says:

    Hub caps cover the hubs back in the day and wheel covers an beauty rings

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Akins says:

    What does the banjo bolt do?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rock n Roll Dinosaur says:

    I just did this to my '94 Ranger 2wd. Thanks for showing the bearing preload and final. Of course I now need o pop off my wheels and reset mine because Timkin said 18 to 25 FT LBS.

    I knew it was screwy but hey, it's been a long time since I last did this on my Hillman Minx. It'll take longer to get the tires off than it will be to make the adjustment to 'finger tight'. Many thanks for the guiding hands on help Mr.O!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Gohr says:

    Is it the same setup on a 2009???

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Cach says:

    Hi Eric O. , with all the new parts you put on, why not new brake lines ? Thanks Friend

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ABC r.c.s says:

    Doorman lol

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars w2dmw says:

    grinding off the concentric rings machined into the hose–end block…copper washers are supposed to embed into in order to seal…..OMG …!!!!!!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P L says:

    That IS how my MeMaw used to pack bearings….occasionally some Pall Mall ash would fall in there too.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Ramich says:

    The rotor and spindle combo is such a stupid design. Such a rip-off money-wise.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UBBERTANKER says:

    more grease is not always better, 1st time i packed bearings i put so much in that it popped the seal out when i tightend the nut

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cole Michael says:

    Always check brakes often my brothers Buick had no pad on passenger rear it was just the little back plate and the brake seized on to the rotor and the inner side of the rotor was badly chewed up from a few weeks of use and blew apart luckily it was just around the corner

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kev hed says:

    Love your videos Eric…keep em coming. Hey what's rule for using brake lube on the tips of the brake pads? I usually put some on the tips but I've seen in a few of your videos you don't. Thanks!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GunfighterWyo says:

    Great video as usual plus the explanation of the lubrication of the pad clips.  Hope you and your family are well.  Flu running rampant down here in the south.