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#52 of 167 Re: 1990 Ford Ranger Brakes [bolivar]
Dec 23, 2007 (6:53 pm)
I realize my methods of maintenance on this truck are rather unorthodox, I do however, have extensive knowledge of how to do everything auto-related, I don't think, however, that this vehicle is one to actually put any effort towards.
Besides, why should I put effort into maintaining a vehicle which someone didn't even bother to put effort into when designing it?
An unfortunate Ranger it is indeed.
#53 of 167 Need More Braking Power
Feb 17, 2008 (9:29 am)
I have replaced the internal combustion engine in a 1987 Ford Ranger with an electric motor and (more importantly relative to this post) 1400 pounds of batteries. The Ranger had a 2.3L L4 FI OHV engine with Rear Wheel Drive only.
The state inspectors checked it out with some kind of inertia piece of equipment and claimed that the brakes did not stop it quickly enough. The electric motor kit includes a vacuum pump to handle the vacuum assist and we have included a barbecue size propane tank vacuum reservoir to help with the assist.
Are there any ideas as to where we could get the most increase in braking power for the least amount of effort and expense? We are considering increasing the vacuum shut off switch to get more vacuum, hopefully, using a larger vacuum reservoir or installing a new master cylinder and vacuum booster.
#54 of 167 ABS & Brake light
Mar 03, 2008 (9:14 am)
I have a 1997 ford ranger and the ABS & the brake light are both on at the same time any sugestions.
#55 of 167 Need More Braking Power
Mar 03, 2008 (1:25 pm)
After getting several replies to the original question on different forums replies to the following two questions would really be helpful.
Has anyone out there actually done an upgrade to the larger 2 piston calipers from the newer (93-97) rangers on the equivalent of a 1987 Ranger with 2 wheel drive? Is there a kit available? Is there welding involved with the upgrade?
Same thing with upgrade to 10 inch drums on the back. Has anyone done this on the equivalent of a 1987 Ranger 2 wheel drive? Is there a kit available? What kind of processes are required. Is it a matter of unbolting the 9 inch and bolting back in the 10 inch or is hack sawing and welding involved or perhaps a whole new axle required?
#56 of 167 Re: ABS & Brake light [rangerdude1]
Mar 03, 2008 (1:47 pm)
Back in Jan 06 the ABS light on my 98 Ranger would illuminate sometimes after a hard stop but other times for no seeming reason. I took it to my mechanic and they replaced the rotors and brake pads, checked the calipers on the front wheels and cleaned and lubricated the sliders. On the back wheels they cleaned and adjusted the brakes. That corrected the problem.
#57 of 167 Re: ABS & Brake light [rangerdude1]
Mar 04, 2008 (2:21 am)
First thing to check is the fluid level in the master cylinder. Low fluid can cause the ABS light to come on when you use the brake.
#58 of 167 ABS & Brake light
Mar 06, 2008 (5:19 pm)
they don't come on when I'm Braking they are on all the time and never go off & I don't know why.
#59 of 167 Re: ABS & Brake light [rangerdude1]
Mar 07, 2008 (12:28 am)
Well, if the ABS light is on, it is also setting some error code/s.
Have the codes pulled and this should give an idea of what is wrong. I don't know if the local parts house can pull ABS codes for free. I think these codes must be pulled from a connector different from the usual diagnoistic connector.
#60 of 167 2001 E-Brake cable
Apr 22, 2008 (4:36 pm)
I need the routing of the emergency brake cable for a 2001 XLT 2.5liter, non HDsuspension, with 9" brake drums., and an approx. wheel base of 112". A drawing or photo would be a great help. Thanks.
#61 of 167 brakes or axle bearing? please help!!
Apr 25, 2008 (8:26 pm)
well i got the truck about 5 month's ago, at first the break's started to lock up every once in awhile then their was a noise that started coming from the left front tire.it sounded like something was stuck in my tire like a swishing sound.so i replaced the breaks,outer bearings,calipers rotors were in good shape.well it helped for about 3 days then all started again but now my abs light is on and my tire shakes a little bit and when i put my truck in 4 wheel drive you can here a bad noise coming from that tire but 4 wheel drive works.can someone please help me out!!