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small-list Digest Tue, 09 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 006

In This Issue:
Re: alignment success
Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Fuses
Re: Fuses
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads
Re: Front Brake Pads

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From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: alignment success
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 09:54:59 -0500


Time for new tires then... Usually a sign of a belt seperation.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of
> Dukedad777 aol.com
> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 10:49 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [small-list] Re: alignment success
>
>
>
> Well folks , a bit of persistance and your input paid off.  After
> getting it
> back from the second alignment attempt at the same shop with a
> straightened
> steering wheel but still a pronounced pull to the right, I had the front
> wheels swapped right to left and now she goes down the road nice and
> straight.
>
> Dave Woodhouse
>

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Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 12:05:02 -0800
From: Kevin Daxon <kdaxon nocccd.cc.ca.us>
Subject: Front Brake Pads


Hello All,

Our '99 Ranger 4x2 Super Cab seems to be getting close to needing front brakes,
I was just wondering what you guys who have replaced your pads with are using.
Are you running stock Ford pads or is it okay to go with an aftermarket brand
(like Napa).  What seems to last the longest? (a loaded question I know).  I'll
be replacing them myself, and while I've replaced the pads on other makes of
vehicles, I'm curious if there are any Ford specific tips or tricks I should
know about.  FWIW I will be having the rotors machined during the process.

Thanks in advance.

       --Kevin        kdaxon nocccd.cc.ca.us
       '99 Ranger 4x2 - Hers (smashed rear bumper :(
       '93 Toyota T100 4x2 - Mine :-)


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From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 15:19:15 -0500


The NAPA Application Engineered pads have worked the best of any I have ever
had... They last a long time, do not wear the rotor more than stock, and
stop great.  Price is reasonable as well...
BIG word of warning... if you have ABS, DO NOT push the fluid in the
calipers back up into the master cylinder... you will trash the ABS unit
(only $800.00 or so...).  Open the bleeder and let the fluid out the bleeder
as you collapse the caliper.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Kevin Daxon
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 3:05 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [small-list] Front Brake Pads
>
>
>
> Hello All,
>
> Our '99 Ranger 4x2 Super Cab seems to be getting close to needing
> front brakes,
> I was just wondering what you guys who have replaced your pads
> with are using.
> Are you running stock Ford pads or is it okay to go with an
> aftermarket brand
> (like Napa).  What seems to last the longest? (a loaded question
> I know).  I'll
> be replacing them myself, and while I've replaced the pads on
> other makes of
> vehicles, I'm curious if there are any Ford specific tips or
> tricks I should
> know about.  FWIW I will be having the rotors machined during the process.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>         --Kevin        kdaxon nocccd.cc.ca.us
>         '99 Ranger 4x2 - Hers (smashed rear bumper :(
>         '93 Toyota T100 4x2 - Mine :-)
>
>


------------------------------

Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 19:21:55 -0500
From: Kevin Crain <kevin warpten.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads


I swapped Raybestos semi-metallic pads onto my '99 4x4 Ranger and recommend
them unless you have a problem with the squealiness.  They work great,
don't dust as much as the stockers, and don't fade under hard use...but
they squeal like a pig every time I touch the pedal.  Cold, hot, anywhere
in between, they squeal.  However, they're always there when I need them.
Pick your priority.

-Kevin

At 12:05 PM 1/9/01 -0800, you wrote:
>
>Hello All,
>
>Our '99 Ranger 4x2 Super Cab seems to be getting close to needing front
brakes,
>I was just wondering what you guys who have replaced your pads with are
using.
>Are you running stock Ford pads or is it okay to go with an aftermarket brand
>(like Napa).  What seems to last the longest? (a loaded question I know).
I'll
>be replacing them myself, and while I've replaced the pads on other makes of
>vehicles, I'm curious if there are any Ford specific tips or tricks I should
>know about.  FWIW I will be having the rotors machined during the process.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>        --Kevin        kdaxon nocccd.cc.ca.us
>        '99 Ranger 4x2 - Hers (smashed rear bumper :(
>        '93 Toyota T100 4x2 - Mine :-)
>
>
>

------------------------------

From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 19:33:06 -0500


If you have the rotors turned, the squeel will disappear.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Kevin Crain
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 7:22 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [small-list] Re: Front Brake Pads
>
>
>
> I swapped Raybestos semi-metallic pads onto my '99 4x4 Ranger and
> recommend
> them unless you have a problem with the squealiness.  They work great,
> don't dust as much as the stockers, and don't fade under hard use...but
> they squeal like a pig every time I touch the pedal.  Cold, hot, anywhere
> in between, they squeal.  However, they're always there when I need them.
> Pick your priority.
>


------------------------------

Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 19:55:17 -0500
From: Kevin Crain <kevin warpten.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads


I used brand new Raybestos rotors lightly prepped per the Helms manual.  My
factory pads wore down and chewed the rotors after only 22K miles of George
Washington Bridge traffic 5 days/week.

At 07:33 PM 1/9/01 -0500, you wrote:
>
>If you have the rotors turned, the squeel will disappear.
>
>

------------------------------

From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" <rmtsadu sunlink.net>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 19:51:53 -0500



>
> I swapped Raybestos semi-metallic pads onto my '99 4x4 Ranger and
recommend
> them unless you have a problem with the squealiness.  They work great,
> ...but
> they squeal like a pig every time I touch the pedal.  Cold, hot, anywhere
> in between, they squeal.  >
> -Kevin
>
> Had the same squeal problem on the wife's Explorer with replacement pads
don't remember the brand off-hand). They squealed right from the start, up
until I replaced them a year later. This time I used Performance Carbon
friction metallics from Auto Zone....perfectly quiet ever since :)
                                   Ron


------------------------------

From: "Ron & Madeline Trampe" <telh frontiernet.net>
Subject: Fuses
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 18:58:52 -0600


I have a 96 Ranger. I looked at the power distribution panel where the fuses
are and it doesn't say what each one is for. It only gives their value.
Going to the owner's manual, I couldn't find any single fuse which would
kill the dash lights and tail lights. As Steve said, it might be best to
just check them all. If you don't have one, an ohmmeter/voltmeter in a very
valuable thing to have, especially for things like this. They don't cost
much. Just go to Radio Shack or some such place. I have two of  them. One of
mine has a clamp on it for measuring current through a wire without breaking
(cutting) the wire.
Ron Trampe
telh frontiernet.net


> From: mike mcmanus <seamac harbornet.com>
> Subject: fuse panel
>
>
> hi,
> i have a 95 ford ranger ---with no user manual.  my dash lights/tail
lights
> are out so i've blown a fuse...i can't find the blown fuse and i don't
know
> the #location for that.  tried at the ford site to access a user manual
but
> could not find one. does some know which fuse slot i should check?
>
> thanks....mike
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 02:55:30 -0500
> From: Stephen Bozzone <editor rockzone.com>
> Subject: Re: fuse panel
>
>
> Is there no diagram on the fuse panel cover?  There shouldn't be many,
> pull them all if you're ever stuck like that.
>
> Steve



------------------------------

From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Fuses
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 21:35:31 -0500


Did you check the ones under the hood?  my 99 has fuses and relays under the
hood for the lights

-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Ron & Madeline
Trampe
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 7:59 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Fuses



I have a 96 Ranger. I looked at the power distribution panel where the fuses
are and it doesn't say what each one is for. It only gives their value.
Going to the owner's manual, I couldn't find any single fuse which would
kill the dash lights and tail lights. As Steve said, it might be best to
just check them all. If you don't have one, an ohmmeter/voltmeter in a very
valuable thing to have, especially for things like this. They don't cost
much. Just go to Radio Shack or some such place. I have two of  them. One of
mine has a clamp on it for measuring current through a wire without breaking
(cutting) the wire.
Ron Trampe
telh frontiernet.net


> From: mike mcmanus <seamac harbornet.com>
> Subject: fuse panel
>
>
> hi,
> i have a 95 ford ranger ---with no user manual.  my dash lights/tail
lights
> are out so i've blown a fuse...i can't find the blown fuse and i don't
know
> the #location for that.  tried at the ford site to access a user manual
but
> could not find one. does some know which fuse slot i should check?
>
> thanks....mike
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 02:55:30 -0500
> From: Stephen Bozzone <editor rockzone.com>
> Subject: Re: fuse panel
>
>
> Is there no diagram on the fuse panel cover?  There shouldn't be many,
> pull them all if you're ever stuck like that.
>
> Steve




------------------------------

From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 21:38:54 -0500


I just got Raybestos installed on my 99 after the factory eat my rotors
(only 33K)....and Kevin your right, the squeal like  a pig.  Stop real well
though....


-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Kevin Crain
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 7:22 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: Front Brake Pads



I swapped Raybestos semi-metallic pads onto my '99 4x4 Ranger and recommend
them unless you have a problem with the squealiness.  They work great,
don't dust as much as the stockers, and don't fade under hard use...but
they squeal like a pig every time I touch the pedal.  Cold, hot, anywhere
in between, they squeal.  However, they're always there when I need them.
Pick your priority.

-Kevin

At 12:05 PM 1/9/01 -0800, you wrote:
>
>Hello All,
>
>Our '99 Ranger 4x2 Super Cab seems to be getting close to needing front
brakes,
>I was just wondering what you guys who have replaced your pads with are
using.
>Are you running stock Ford pads or is it okay to go with an aftermarket
brand
>(like Napa).  What seems to last the longest? (a loaded question I know).
I'll
>be replacing them myself, and while I've replaced the pads on other makes
of
>vehicles, I'm curious if there are any Ford specific tips or tricks I
should
>know about.  FWIW I will be having the rotors machined during the process.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>        --Kevin        kdaxon nocccd.cc.ca.us
>        '99 Ranger 4x2 - Hers (smashed rear bumper :(
>        '93 Toyota T100 4x2 - Mine :-)
>
>
>


------------------------------

From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 21:42:29 -0500


Did you put the anti squeal pads between the pad and the caliper?

-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Joe M
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 9:39 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: Front Brake Pads



I just got Raybestos installed on my 99 after the factory eat my rotors
(only 33K)....and Kevin your right, the squeal like  a pig.  Stop real well
though....


-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Kevin Crain
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 7:22 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: Front Brake Pads



I swapped Raybestos semi-metallic pads onto my '99 4x4 Ranger and recommend
them unless you have a problem with the squealiness.  They work great,
don't dust as much as the stockers, and don't fade under hard use...but
they squeal like a pig every time I touch the pedal.  Cold, hot, anywhere
in between, they squeal.  However, they're always there when I need them.
Pick your priority.

-Kevin

At 12:05 PM 1/9/01 -0800, you wrote:
>
>Hello All,
>
>Our '99 Ranger 4x2 Super Cab seems to be getting close to needing front
brakes,
>I was just wondering what you guys who have replaced your pads with are
using.
>Are you running stock Ford pads or is it okay to go with an aftermarket
brand
>(like Napa).  What seems to last the longest? (a loaded question I know).
I'll
>be replacing them myself, and while I've replaced the pads on other makes
of
>vehicles, I'm curious if there are any Ford specific tips or tricks I
should
>know about.  FWIW I will be having the rotors machined during the process.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>        --Kevin        kdaxon nocccd.cc.ca.us
>        '99 Ranger 4x2 - Hers (smashed rear bumper :(
>        '93 Toyota T100 4x2 - Mine :-)
>
>
>



------------------------------

From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 22:29:46 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads

iVE USED THE TOP OF THE LINE PADS FROM AUTO ZONE AND AM QUITE SATIISFIED WITH
THEM IN BOTH THE APPLICATION OF MY 4X2 RANGER AND MY DODGE MINIVAN



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From: "Greg Hopper" <ghopper hiwaay.net>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 22:30:56 -0600


I've been impressed with the Performance Friction carbon metallic pads on my
Ranger.  They're about the same price as other brands (as long as you don't
buy the "Z Rated" ones), they made a noticeable improvement in stopping, and
they have a lifetime warranty, so it should be the only set you have to buy.
Only drawback is they do dust a little more than normal pads, but if you
keep your truck clean at all it's not really a big issue.  I got mine at
Auto Zone (I think they were about $35), but I'm unsure of who else carries
them...
HTH
dave

>Hello All,
>
>Our '99 Ranger 4x2 Super Cab seems to be getting close to needing front
brakes,
>I was just wondering what you guys who have replaced your pads with are
using.
>Are you running stock Ford pads or is it okay to go with an aftermarket
brand
>(like Napa).  What seems to last the longest? (a loaded question I know).
I'll
>be replacing them myself, and while I've replaced the pads on other makes
of
>vehicles, I'm curious if there are any Ford specific tips or tricks I
should
>know about.  FWIW I will be having the rotors machined during the process.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>        --Kevin        kdaxon ....


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