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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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how do i change the brake calipers on my 93 ford ranger

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Is this a 4x4 or aXXXXX

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  1. Remove approximately 2/3 of brake fluid from reservoir.
  2. Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove caliper locating pins using a Torx T40 bit, then lift caliper off rotor. Use a piece of wire to support caliper away from strut.
  4. Use a screwdriver to remove outboard pad from caliper, then remove inboard pad.
  5. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    1. Press piston back into caliper.
    2. Lubricate caliper locating pins with silicone dielectric compound.
    3. Tighten locating pins and wheel lug nuts to specifications.
    4. Refill brake fluid reservoir.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Ron's Post: This is aXXXXX are the calipers the cause of my brakes locking up. old truck, sitting unused for quite some time.
If the front brakes are locking up yes it could very well be sticking calipers.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Ron's Post: is changing them the answer or is lubricating the parts.
I would remove them and compress them and try cleaning and lubing the parts first. I would also consider flushing the break fluid system as well if its been setting for some length of time.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Ron's Post: Ron, i am a novice. how do i remove and flush the fluid.
You will start at the right rear wheel and have a helper operate the break peddle as you open the bleeder and have him push the peddle down. While he holds it down tighten the bleeder , repeat this 2 or 3 time on each wheel in the order of right rear first, left rear second, right front third and last left front. Making sure to keep filling the master cylinder as you do each wheel.
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