In this video I continue the work on the Rapid Ranger brake job and start in the rear. Rear pads, rotors, calipers and parking brakes shoes. We are also still waiting on the other grease cap and flush out the entire system. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Ford ranger: full brake job overhaul – part ii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tsty5 says:

    So glad I never bought a vehicle with combo rears. The shoes on back bad enough. What a stupid ass design. Engineer must have had a bird up his ass

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeromey Green says:

    I upgraded my sport bike from DOT4 brake fluid to DOT5.1 which is also compatible and has an even higher boiling point!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Dixon says:

    Is there any special tool to depress the caliper?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fuzzy's Woodturning says:

    Drum brakes are for mechanics

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevan Rose says:

    I’m not talking to my self. I’m self employed and I’m having a corporate meeting.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ghatti says:

    I normally give SMA videos a thumbs up as soon as I start the video..this time I waited until the music for Big Nasty started.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Guapo says:

    Holy god, no one in my shop is that quick with those shoes. This is going in "saved videos" fo sho.
    Edit: does he have a video on 2000 Exploder e brakes?

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

    Sir, were did you buy the front set and rear set. I have 2011 ford ranger sport 4wd looking for parts to general overhaul my brakes, having hard time finding the whole sets. What do you call that ? / ? Caliper bolt . Looking for that parts too. Appreciate your help. Job well done.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Ant says:

    Last time I did such a parking break, I hooked the hard-to-reach spring into the two shoes before mounting them to the backing plate. Might be something to try, if there's no other hardware in the way.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Faner says:

    You do great work

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mopac88 says:

    The Big Nasty music is awesome!!!!

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

    Hes a keeper as mechanics go

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Pitts says:

    I rarely have criticisim for anything in your videos but I do this time. I think you may have installed the white spring upside down. I noticed that your adjuster screw was clicking against it as you adjusted the shoes. One of the straight ends on that spring is longer than the other. The longer side is meant to bypass the adjuster cog. Otherwise a super great video as usual.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars r3dhorse says:

    Oh shit an Ernest reference.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Afrojack says:

    I have a 2011 Ranger, been looking for a video that had rear disc brakes along with the E-Brake pad change. Thank you for the video!!!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Ward says:

    Don't know if I want to bring a flashlight. "when I have to go down on her"..lol

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NG Trute says:

    Great video. Thanks. Glad we didn't have the corrosion. The springs were not sagging in. Slam dunk just doing pads, new rotor/drum and lube.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars intrepid 56 says:

    Nice work Eric. Question. Alfred Tech has a good auto tech program in Wellsville. Have you ever been over there to see their facility?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Norman says:

    Memaw sure was smart.

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

    Second time watching 5/7/2020

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

    Perfect I really enjoy watching your channel plus I own a 2011 Ranger 4.0 stick which I just finished with new bearings, pads, rotors and shocks last week. Again great job on the video.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Wookie Monster says:

    What was that tool you used to clean the studs ? Never seen that before

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Washer says:

    What is that buffer/scrubber that fit over the lug nuts called. I've looked high and lo and can't find that.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rottdogsparky says:

    Pure comedy act in a rear parking brake job! Thanks for the laugh and the video!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Bronson says:

    Hey Eric, SAFETY EYE WEAR WHEN USING THE TORCH!!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lou faiella says:

    I've heard of barn finds but this is an ocean find!!!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A M says:

    Eric O! You make it look easy… I wish I had seriously started working on Autos much earlier in my lifetime so to get that kind of experience. I believe I've heard you in one of you vids say you wouldn't make a good teacher, but part of being a Great teacher is loving what you teach. I hear that love and enjoyment in your voice and in your videos. And that makes it enjoyable for us to watch and more importantly LEARN. Thanks Professor Eric! :o) On to Part III…

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Thompson says:

    Another great video. And another reason I'm glad I'm outside of the rust belt

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JW says:

    I think Eric should be sponsored by CRC brake clean for as much as he uses 🤷‍♂️

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david overstreet says:

    how many years has that can of brake clean lasted you. HAHAHAHAHAH

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Willie Gillie says:

    Them NAPer guys should know better. Don’t they realize they are holding up production?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rolling ReVeler says:

    I thought when you said that if you broke the rubber and had to replace it, it would kill the mood. Lol.

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

    The Big Nasty music was great! That Ranger's pretty clean underneath, considering its age. Eric O., thanks for another educational show!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adam0U812 Davies says:

    One of Ford's better ideas , make it so you can't get the caliper bolt out because the leaf spring is in the way. Almost like a Chrysler.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Embermist69 says:

    I hate them clips, did the back brakes on my 07 Dakota and it was drums with that style for the hold down. Pain in the behind in my honest opinion. Got it done, but ya know?…. Late to the party, but it be alright.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MIKE BUSCH says:

    Hey if josh starts talking like Carl in slingblade watchout! Or have some fries ready?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MIKE BUSCH says:

    Those rear brakes look like a pain in the ass! If it works either way on that spring , I'll go for easy! I miss my 87 ranger really liked that truck!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HDmech81 says:

    wouldn't it just be easier to pull the axles out? serious question

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars turbinepower77 says:

    I hope "memaw" is your grandpa because here in Michigan "memaw" is a grandma. But maybe your grandma was a mechanic.😏

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SS Man2003 says:

    I’ve watched so many SMA videos that I feel like I know the man! Reality sets in,I do not know him. Damn,imagine sitting around drinking a beer and telling stories with the great mind that is Eric O!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philippe van den stockt says:

    ( On the rear brake's ) Eric,beat the crap out of it!!!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Wheeler says:

    Sorry about your tripod. Have you checked out Manfrotto? Any decent camera shop should be able to help you find what you need.