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95 thoughts on “Worn to nothing! 1998 ford expedition”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffrey Murdock says:

    I've used a small c clamp to close off brake lines. Less likely to damage them with a small and I do mean small c clamp than with vice grips.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John T. says:

    I always wonder how cheap parts are in America as it makes more sense to repair the brake caliper if there is something wrong with it. No need to use brake kleen on the pistons either when retracting them as the dust boot is there to prevent stuff getting in to the piston, so I would have reused both calipers after pushing all the pistons back. Also when packing tapered bearings push in from the outer edge until the grease comes out the inner edge to ensure it is done correctly and no need to lube the spindles just place grease in the hub.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mister Mxyzptlk says:

    Knipex and Wiha are outstanding tools! Not your grandaddy's channel locks. PRECISION! Love 'em.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! IntraTerrestrial says:

    If you see this, what's your opinion on doing the break-in procedure? By that I mean whatever may be described by the booklet found in most high quality brake pad packages, and may differ.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Faraday says:

    Looks like someone started the break job and then somehow forgot to do a wheel.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vern Lemasters says:

    On using the channel locks the wrong way, on something like you just did where the nut should be finger tight, no it doesn’t bother me. When they are used to try to get something that requires a bit of force, yea it bothers me

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adaptive Methodology says:

    Howdy Ray!
    I watch lots of your videos…..GRT JOB🤓
    I use to do auto Trans over hauls until the technology left me behind; I am blind as a bat and when computers took over in the late 70's early 80's it made it damn near impossible for me to continue.
    I say all of that to say I pay particular attention to audio, and in this video you have some vary sensitive automatic volume in play and it would take you away to almost inaudiabliity, not enough "ear clickage"…LOL.
    But hey, you and Erick O got it going on.
    Thanks man:
    Lou

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Mcguire says:

    👍

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Knoll says:

    everything's a hammer mechanic 101 right there! 😂

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimbo9008 says:

    Ray
    I’ve adjusted front wheel bearings just the way did, until my buddy showed me SKF catalog listing the torque procedure and specifications listed by manufacturer. I never knew there where some many different ways to preload taper wheel bearing. Check it out. You can download it from the SKF website. The version I keep on my phone is from 2014,but I’m sure there is a newer one available.
    For the expedition your working on here is the Ford procedure listed.
    “FTN Tighten hub nut to 30 ft-lbs/40 Nm while turning wheel. Back off 2 turns and tighten to 17-24 ft-lbs/23-24 Nm. Loosen nut 180 degrees. Tighten nut to 17 in-lbs/2 Nm”
    You never know what you don’t know, till you know it.
    Keep up the great work.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Galbraith says:

    Oh noooo ford is upside down

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stumpy2816 says:

    👍👍

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CALVIN L. NIKONT says:

    It bothers me when professional mechanics use the wrong KUH-nip-x pliers. Use the smooth jaw KUH-nip-x pliers instead of the KUH-nip-x Cobra pliers for smooth nuts. I have a complete set of both types of KUH-nip-x pliers and also a complete set of "Angry pliers".

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Probably Fred says:

    we will always need more hoes..

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars boostedmaniac says:

    I hate those bearing in the rotor designs. Thankfully only a handful of cars come with this design.

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

    Why is it called a banjo bolt?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Link says:

    If you loose track of where the caliper slide pin with the rubber end goes, top or bottom, does it matter where it goes? Thanks

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Link says:

    Should brake calipers Be changed at a particular interval? Thanks

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Link says:

    Why do we refer to brake pad thickness in mm, but just about everything else in inches? Rotor thickness is in inches?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graham Mason says:

    the little tradesmen and tradeswoman are watching couple said ooh the girls thats fun

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Link says:

    400K subs is so close – go for it.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars barabus2001 says:

    Ray you should be an F1 head mechanic making $1M yearly.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bigjarn says:

    split pin and roll pin are interchangeable

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Buckley says:

    Why are they called Banjo bolts? I never understood where the name came from.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan P says:

    I've seen worse. I worked on a Econoline one ton van. The metal to metal was going on until the owner had it towed to his place of business where he could safely store it. The edge's of the piston caught the vanes inside of the rotor. That's how long it was metal to metal. Safe to say the caliper was Fucked. New bearing's, seal's,pads & rotors and a new caliper on the driver's side.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    Great video Ray!!!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jordan Hart says:

    Actually changed the front disc brakes on my 2002 Ford Ranger a few months back. I was taught how to use a packer and the "put a glob of grease in your palm and slap the bearing into the grease, rotating it till you've shoved what you can in, then slather the rollers before making sure you get the other end as well, rinse and repeat" method.
    Didn't change the calipers, as it wasn't exactly necessary, otherwise it's the same exact process. Kind of a pain to find this process so well documented, even here on YouTube.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dewey do do says:

    That cotter pin looked a tad too small .

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Steve says:

    Don’t let flat rate master catch you using those permatex sliding pin greases! Lol!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob G says:

    Not a dig at Ray but I don't understand how people can do half a job, or less in this case. I would have thought they, the customer, would have just done pads rotors and bearing both sides. People are strange.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Timmons says:

    wonderful!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert osterloh says:

    Fyi: I have enjoyed watching your channel.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allen Harvey says:

    I love rainman ray but live in nyc — any nearby nyc mechanics like him people recommend?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Wright says:

    I want to tell you how much I respect your work ethic and skills. I am a master craftsman and have worked for 45 years, the last 30 in an automotive factory. Thank you for your enjoyable videos !

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars guitartec says:

    RAY… Question; Is there a secret to making brand new rear brake drums centered on the hub so they don't "act" warped? I have a 99 Camry that I bought brand new premium Wagner rear drums for. I find it highly unlikely that I have a warped rear drum, but from day one when it was installed, the handbrake pulses like crazy if applied (slightly) when moving at a reasonable clip. If I apply the brakes hard, I can feel it in the pedal as well. How could a brand new brake drum be warped, especially a premium drum? The original drum did this to a degree as well, which leads me to believe there may be some other problem, but I don't know what it is. The wheel bearing seems fine. While the drum goes onto the lugs only one way, I noticed that there is some play that allows the drum to spin just slightly on the hub, so I'm wondering if it depends where it sits as you tighten it down with the Lugnuts. I was wondering if I should loosen the Lugnuts a bit and apply both the parking brake and press the pedal to center the drum on the hub, then retighten so it would center it. Any words would be greatly appreciated.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Monique Borruso says:

    Ok that steering wheel is gross. Second, my 2004 Mitsubishi Evo VIII MR has 277,000 miles. Engine was rebuilt and got a tune to bring it to 367 hp. Since I bought it new it's garaged every night and all maintenance done on time. It looks and drives better than new. Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you. No rust or corrosion because it was a California car for it's first 16 years and now resides in Arizona

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kevin hawley says:

    when u tell a part to stay!!! and it dont stay lol damn it xD

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael says:

    "everythings a hammer" – Rainman Ray. love this xD gave me an unexpected laugh XD