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Strange brake findings


The_Epsicle

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So I recently replaced the pads and rotors on the front of my Ranger, I decided I should replace my brake shoes as well. I figured it'd be a simple shoe replacement on the back, boy was I wrong. The passenger side wheel cylinder is shot and the passenger side emergency brake cable is broken. Oh, and then there's this wonderful picture of the passenger side shoe that I saw when I pulled off the drum:



The bottom section of the shoe was just rolling around inside the drum and was not a result of me pulling the drum off, my guess is these shoes have been on here for awhile so I'm doing a total overhaul of the rear brakes for obvious reasons. This was very surprising to me and I figured some of you guys might get a kick out of it.
 


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Man I have a strange suspicion that my brakes are going to look very similar as im getting caught up on the neglect from the PO
 

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The_Epsicle

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Man I have a strange suspicion that my brakes are going to look very similar as im getting caught up on the neglect from the PO
I went back and read your intro post, your truck sounds like it's in the same condition mine was back when I bought it in November last year. The only difference is the P/O had the trans rebuilt and the radiator replaced just before selling mine, which is nice to know there are two things I shouldn't have to worry about for awhile. Good luck with your truck, if you find anything as messed up as this post a picture!

I haven't seen anything to indicate that, but it wouldn't surprise me, I found a birds nest under the intake manifold just after I bought it and when it sat for all of May due to my charging system failure a squirrell made a nest just above the rear differential :annoyed:.
 

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