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Old 08-08-2003, 01:46 AM
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Brakes on 2000 Ranger

I have a 2000 Ranger 3.0 l V6 Flex fuel, ABS on rear, and 92,000 miles on it. I changed the brakes once before on the front @ 50,000 miles, I put new pads and rotors on it, and repacked the bearing etc....

now I am experiencening shaking breaks when I stop, it is very obvious the rotors are warped. Any way I have noticed the passenger wheel has alot more brake dust on it than the driver side. What could be causing this? perhaps one of the calipers? I'm not sure how to tell, and can this be adjusted? I have heard of people having to put "Brake Freeze" lubricant on the calipers or somthing like that....

Any way. this weekend I am planing to put new pads and rotors on it again, and I would appriciate your suggenstions...

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Check the slider on the brake caliber and make sure it isn't sticking. You can not use regular brake grease on the newer rangers. Ford has some weird organic grease they use on the caliber bolts. This bolt has a rubber boot on it. You have to go to ford and buy the bolt. It comes with this special grease.

Brake dust is normal. Soft brake pads cause a lot of brake dust. Keep your wheels well waxed and the dust won't stick to them.
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Check the slider on the brake caliber and make sure it isn't sticking. You can not use regular brake grease on the newer rangers. Ford has some weird organic grease they use on the caliber bolts. This bolt has a rubber boot on it. You have to go to ford and buy the bolt. It comes with this special grease.

Brake dust is normal. Soft brake pads cause a lot of brake dust. Keep your wheels well waxed and the dust won't stick to them.
You have to go to Ford for that caliper pin/bolt now? I got them at Autozone for $9 for both sides for my '98.
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Also, don't buy cheap rotors. It's possible that aftermarket rotors could warp faster than the factory rotors.
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I don't know. I am taking this info out of the ford manual. FOrd claims that there is no substitute for their grease. It is possible the autoparts places are now selling it.

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You have to go to Ford for that caliper pin/bolt now? I got them at Autozone for $9 for both sides for my '98.
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Thanks for the info guys.... Do you think I need to replace the calipers, or just get the special grease from Ford? Do you apply the grease to the two bolts that hold the caliper on???

Anyway thanks for the replys....


P.S. this 2000 Ranger is the BEST truck I have ever owned....
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